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First Warning Forecast: Warm and windy, then cooler for the holiday weekend

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 15:06:27-04

Warm and windy, then cooler for the holiday weekend….Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.  Our temperatures are taking slightly cooler through the Easter weekend.  As we move through our Thursday, gusty southwest winds will help boost our afternoon highs into the mid and upper 70s. We’ll see plenty of sunshine, but a few clouds will mixed in from time to time. Late in the day, the clouds will thicken up ahead of an approaching cold front. That front will also give way to a few isolated showers Thursday night. Rain chances will go up into Friday as the front crosses the area. A few isolated thunderstorms are possible, too.  Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s Friday. Cooler weather moves in for the weekend. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 60s. By Sunday, we’ll be in the mid and upper 60s.  We’ll see sunshine on Saturday. A few more clouds will build into Easter Sunday. Most of the day should be dry. However, a few late day showers are possible into Monday.

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Cool and Breezy. Low temperatures in the mid 50s. Winds: SW 10-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated PM Showers (20%). Warm and Windy. High temperatures in the mid and upper 70s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph, G30.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (50%). Isolated Storms Possible. Breezy and Warm. High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 10-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: (Juniper, Birch, Sycamore)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2003 Severe Thunderstorms: Sussex Co, Colonial Heights – Wind Damage Reported

Dominic Brown
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