First Warning Forecast: Tracking scattered rain and storms today, more rain on Saturday

Posted at 5:08 AM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 11:39:08-04

Tracking showers and storms….Get ready for big changes in our forecast over the next several days. We’re tracking a strong cold front that will sweep through the area today, giving way to scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Some of those storms could be strong and possibly severe as our afternoon high temperatures warm into lower 80s. Strong gusty winds, heavy rain and flooding will be the primary threats. 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!

Today: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Rain and Storms (50%). Warm and Windy. High temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Winds: SW 20-30 mph, gusts to 35.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Rain (70%). Storms Possible. Windy. Low temperatures in the 60s. Winds: S 10-20 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy. Showers Likely (70%). Isolated T’storm. High temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: High (Juniper, Elm, Poplar)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1998 F3 Tornado: Hanover Co, F2 Tornado: Caroline Co

Dominic Brown
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