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First Warning Forecast: Tracking showers and storms, then cooler weather for the weekend

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 14:57:47-04

Tracking showers and storms, then cooler weather for the weekend….Grab your umbrella. We’re tracking rain and even a few thunderstorms in your forecast, all courtesy of an approaching cold front. A few isolated showers are possible late tonight, but the bulk of the rain will arrive on Friday as the front slides through the area. The rain will be scattered in nature. We could also see a few isolated thunderstorms. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s. The day will be fairly windy, with winds from the southwest between 10 and 20 mph. With the front offshore by Saturday, we’re expecting quite a cool down. In fact, high temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s under a mix of sun and clouds. We’ll see some clouds on Easter Sunday, but for most of the day, we’re expecting dry weather. However,rain returns with another system late Sunday night through Monday. High temperatures on Sunday will be in the mid 60s. Highs will reach the lower 70s Monday.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers Possible (20%). Windy and Mild. Low temperatures in the lower 60s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph, with higher gusts.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (80%), Thunderstorms Possible. Warm and Windy. High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph, with higher gusts.

Saturday: Partly Sunny. Isolated Shower (20%). Cooler. High temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Winds: NE 10-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: Medium (Juniper, Birch, Sycamore)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1969 F2 Tornado: Richmond

1975 F1 Tornado: Caroline Co

1980 F1 Tornado Northampton Co

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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