Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Warm, windy and tracking storms

Posted at 5:28 AM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 10:54:43-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Warm, windy and tracking storms… Temperatures will be much warmer today, starting this morning in the 50s and climbing into the mid and upper 70s this afternoon. Winds will crank up again today, with gusts to near 30 mph. We will start with sunshine but clouds will build in by midday and into the afternoon. A few scattered showers are possible this afternoon and tonight ahead of a cold front.

The front will bring in more clouds, rain and even a chance for strong to severe storms on Friday. Our biggest threat will be for heavy downpours and strong winds. It will still be warm and windy on Friday with highs near 80.

Rain will linger for Saturday morning but skies will clear Saturday afternoon with plenty of sunshine on Sunday but we will be cooling down again. Expect highs in the mid 60s on Saturday and mid to upper 50s on Sunday.

Today: Clouds Building In, PM Showers(30%), Warm, Windy. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Winds: S 10-20G30

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(30%). Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: S 10-20

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, Rain(70%), Possible Severe Storms, Warm, Windy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 10-20G30

Weather & Health

Pollen: High (Juniper, Elm, Poplar)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

March 31st

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