Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking rain and snow

Posted at 5:40 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 05:40:11-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Tracking rain and snow…. Bundle up this morning with many temperatures near the freezing point. We will only climb into the mid 40s this afternoon with increasing clouds throughout the day. We are tracking an area of low pressure that will move in late Thursday into Friday. Watch for scattered rain/snow showers starting tonight. Early Friday morning rain will overspread the area with snow mixed in closer to Richmond. Rain will be heavy at times with rain totals over 1” expected.

Snow accumulation will be limited. Areas near Sussex, Surry, Williamsburg, Gloucester and the northern Eastern Shore could see a dusting to near 1” of snow. Higher snow totals are expected near Petersburg and Richmond.

Winds will crank up for Friday as the area of low pressure moves off of the East Coast. Expect winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to near 40. Skies will start to clear late Friday afternoon with highs only in the low to mid 40s. We will start to warm up this weekend. Highs warming into the upper 40s Saturday and mid 50s Sunday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds this weekend with just an isolated (20%) chance for showers. We will warm back into the 60s next week.

Today: Clouds Building In, Cooler. Highs in the mid 40s. Winds: N/E 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Rain/Snow(40%). Lows in the upper 30s. Winds: E/NE 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Rain(90%), Windy. Highs in the mid 40s. Winds: N 20-30G40

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

March 3rd

1999 F1 Tornado Dinwiddie Co

2010 Minor snow event 1-3 inches Richmond east to Chesapeake Bay

2014 Snow 3-5″ Richmond to Fluvanna. 2-4″ areas Williamsburg to Tidewater.

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