First Warning Forecast: Rainy, windy and chilly, then sunny and warm

Posted at 10:22 AM, Mar 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 10:22:46-04

Rainy, windy and chilly, then sunny and warm….Have your rain gear handy! We’re tracking rain on this Sunday, all courtesy of an area of low pressure that will spin offshore and strengthen. This setup will give way to scattered rain on and off through the day along with gusty winds and chilly temperatures. Winds will blow in from the north-northeast between 15 and 20 mph, which could produce some minor tidal flooding.  The winds will also usher in some very chilly weather. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 40s this afternoon.

Some lingering rain is possible early Monday morning as the low moves north.  It’s also not out of the question that a couple of snowflakes could mix in with the rain for parts of the Eastern Shore early Monday. Otherwise, expect gradual clearing as we go through the day. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 50s. From Tuesday through Thursday, we’re tracking sunshine. Highs will climb back into the low and mid 70s. Then, next Friday into Saturday, the rain returns. Highs will dip back into the 60s next Saturday.

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

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Rain (60%). Cold and Windy. Low temperatures in the mid and upper 30s. Winds: N 15-20 mph.

Tomorrow: Lingering AM Rain possible (30%). Then, gradual clearing. High temperatures in the low and mid 50s. Winds: NW 10-20 mph.

Weather & Health

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

UV Index: 1 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2003 Flash Flooding: Central Virginia, East Central Virginia

Dominic Brown
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