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Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Warm today, rain, then much colder

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Posted at 5:19 AM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 05:19:19-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Huge temperature drop ahead… A cold front is moving toward the Mid-Atlantic and will dramatically change our temperature trend over the next few days. Expect highs in the low to mid 70s today, about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. We will see plenty of sunshine today with clouds starting to build in as the front approaches tonight. Expect scattered showers tonight and into early Tuesday morning. Showers will taper off and skies will clear by midday Tuesday but it will be much colder. Highs will only climb into the upper 40s tomorrow, about 15 degrees below normal. It will still be windy today and tomorrow with gusts to 30+ mph. Winds will shift from SW today to north tomorrow.

We will warm back into the 60s for Wednesday with plenty of sunshine but rain returns for Thursday and Friday. Highs will swing between the 50s and 60s to end the work week and for the weekend. As of now, the weekend looks dry.

Today: Mostly Sunny, Windy. Highs in the low to mid 70s. Winds: SW 10-20G30

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(40%), Windy. Lows near 40. Winds: SW/N 10-20G30

Tomorrow: Few AM Showers(20%), Clearing Skies, Much Colder, Windy. Highs in the upper 40s. Winds: N 15-25G35

Weather & Health

Pollen: High (Maple, Juniper, Birch)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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1977 Tornado Chesapeake

1980 F1 Tornado: Norfolk

1999 F0 Tornado: Westmoreland Co

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