Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Falling rain and falling temperatures

Posted at 3:10 PM, Mar 01, 2016

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

Our little taste of spring is just about over. A powerful cold front will push through overnight and early on Wednesday. That will bring us a few hours of rain and then falling temperatures.
Expect scattered showers for your morning commute, especially if you head to work between 5 and 7 AM.

It looks like we will hit our highs for Wednesday around midnight. Expect temperatures to fall into the low-to-mid 50s in the afternoon with clearing skies.

Thursday will be a dry and cooler day. We will see partly cloudy skies and high temperatures only in the mid 40s. By Thursday night, another cold front will bring increasing clouds and a chance for showers. Some of our northern communities, like the Northern neck and the northern Eastern Shore, may even see some snow at the onset. But that should change over to rain fairly early on Friday and move out quickly. Expect highs on Friday in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

The weekend is looking dry, but certainly not as warm as last weekend. Expect highs in the lower 50s. We will see more clouds on Saturday and more sunshine on Sunday.

All indications are that the spring like weather will return in a big way next week!

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1872 Winter Weather: Gales caused Coastal Flooding along coastal areas
1968 Winter Storm: 4.7″ snow – Richmond
2009 Winter Storm. 6-8 inches Snow South Central VA. 1-3 inches Snow Tidewater.

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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