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First Warning Forecast: Tracking another cold front that brings rain and possible storms

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 15:04:29-04

Tracking another cold front that brings rain and possible storms….Our wild roller coaster ride of weather continues into Thursday. We’re tracking a cold front that will move through the area, giving way to rain and even a few isolated thunderstorms. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds will be breezy from the south and west between 10 and 20 mph, with higher gusts.

The front will move quickly offshore, allowing our skies to clear briefly before another weather system moves in late Friday. Now, we’ll start our Friday with some sunshine. But clouds will build by afternoon and evening, ahead of the approaching system that will bring a few showers late Friday evening into Saturday. Right now, most of the weekend is looking dry. However, for early Saturday, keep an eye to the forecast if you have any outdoor plans. High temperatures on Friday will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s. By the weekend, we’ll be much cooler. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 50s. On Sunday, expect highs in the upper 40s under mostly sunny skies.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers possible overnight (20%). Low temperatures in the mid 50s. Winds: S 10-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Rain Likely (70%). Isolated T’storms. Windy. High temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds: S-W 10-20 mph, with higher gusts.

Friday: Clouds and Sun. A Few Late Day Showers possible (30%). High temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Winds: W 10-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Maple, Juniper, Birch)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1790 Tornadoes: Charles City Co, Dinwiddie Co

1889 Nor’easter: High winds, coastal flooding, heavy rain, snow, sleet

1958 F1 Tornado: Newport News

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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