First Warning Forecast: Sunny, warm and breezy, then much colder

Posted at 7:35 PM, Apr 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-03 19:35:39-04

Sunny, warm and breezy, then much colder….Get ready for more big changes in your First Warning Storm Team Forecast over the next several days. On Monday, we’re expecting plenty of sunshine across the area. Breezy southwest winds will help us warm into the low and mid 70s by afternoon. Now, because of those winds, there is an increased fire danger across the area Monday. Please be careful with open flames through the day.  Don’t get used to the warm weather either. A cold front moves in late Monday into Tuesday from the north, causing our temperatures to drop. In fact, by Tuesday afternoon, temperatures will be in the upper 40s! Before the colder weather arrives, though, the front will push a few scattered showers in the area late Monday into Tuesday. Then, as strong northerly winds slide over the Chesapeake Bay behind the front Tuesday morning, we could see a few Bay Effect snow flurries/showers over Southside Hampton Roads. At this time, little to no accumulation is expected. On Wednesday morning, many areas will start the day near freezing, but by afternoon, highs will climb into the upper 50s. We’re expecting rain Thursday with highs in the upper 60s.  Have a great week!

Tonight: Mostly Clear and Cold. Overnight low temperatures in the lower 40s. Winds: SW 10-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Late Day Showers Possible (40%). Warm and Breezy. High temperatures in the low and mid 70s. Winds: SW 15-25, gusts to 30.

Tuesday: Stray AM Showers/Snow Flurries (20%). Then, gradual clearing. Cold and windy. High temperatures in the upper 40s. Winds: N 20-30 mph, gusts to 35.

Weather & Health for Monday
Pollen: High (Maple, Birch, Juniper)
UV Index: 7 (High)
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1979 F1 Tornado: Bertie Co

Dominic Brown
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