First Warning Forecast: Tracking strong to severe storms Friday, more rain on Saturday

Posted at 2:36 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 15:49:49-04

Tracking showers and storms….We’re tracking big changes in our forecast over the next several days. A strong cold front to our west will give us some soggy weather into part of the weekend. The front will slide in through Friday, giving way to scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Some storms could be strong to severe as afternoon temperatures warm into lower 80s. Strong gusty winds, heavy rain and flooding will be the primary threats. However, we can’t rule out an isolated tornado. We’ll keep you updated on the threat for severe weather through the day on NewsChannel 3.

The cold front will slow down a bit and hug the coast into Saturday, allowing another wave of rain and possibly a thunderstorm to affect our area. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the mid 60s. Drier air will move in by Saturday night, giving way to mostly sunny skies on Sunday. It will be chilly as highs reach the 50s Sunday afternoon.

Then, next week, we’re expecting a wild roller coaster ride with our temperatures. We’re tracking 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s for highs!

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers (30%). Mild. Low temperatures in the 60s. Winds: S 15-25 mph, gusts to 30.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Rain (80%). Chance of Storms. Warm and Windy. High temperatures in the lower 80s. Winds: S 20-30 mph, gusts to 35.

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy. Showers Likely (60%). Isolated T’storm. High temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: High (Juniper, Elm, Poplar)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1989 Severe Weather Outbreak: Southeast Virginia, East Central Virginia

Dominic Brown
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