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First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind and much colder air for the weekend

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 10:36:10-04

Rain, wind and much colder air….We’re keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that will move up the coast and become a big player in our weather this weekend. For this Saturday, expect mostly cloudy skies. As the low tracks closer to the area, scattered rain will become likely, mainly through the afternoon and evening.  It will also be windy today, with winds from the northeast between 10 and 20 mph.  High temperatures will be in the low and mid 50s.

Scattered rain will continue into Sunday as low pressure moves offshore and strengthens. The system will be so large that our area will mainly see rain, but our friends to the northeast will likely see snow from it. At this point, however, we’re mainly tracking rain for Hampton Roads. Our winds will crank up with the low offshore Sunday, blowing in from the north between 15 and 20 mph, ushering in some very chilly weather.  High temperatures will dip into the upper 40s on Sunday. Some minor flooding will also be possible.

By next week, we’ll dry out and warm up. High temperatures will start the week in the lower 50s. By midweek, highs will climb into the lower 70s.

Today: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Rain (50%). Much Cooler. Windy. High temperatures in the low and mid 50s. Winds: NE 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Rain (50%). Chilly and Windy. Low temperatures in the mid 40s. Winds: N/NE 15-20 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Rain (60%). Chilly and Windy. High temperatures in the upper 40s. Winds: N 15-20 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Juniper, Birch, Sycamore)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1975 F1 Tornadoes: Dinwiddie Co, Suffolk, Charles City Co

Dominic Brown
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