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First Warning Forecast: Tracking more sunshine and wind

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 15:01:50-04

Tracking more sunshine and wind….We’re tracking a lot of sunshine over the next several days, but the winds will continue to be a bit gusty.

As we move through our Friday, grab your sunglasses. We’re expecting mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. It will likely feel a little cooler because of strong winds from the northeast. A combination of high pressure to the north and low pressure offshore will create those gusty northeast winds between 15 and 25 mph, with higher gusts along the coast, from Friday through the weekend. As a result, the winds will kick up the surf a bit and slightly increase our high tide levels. However, no major flooding is expected though.

On Saturday and Sunday, even more sunshine is expected. We’ll also see a gradual warming trend, with high temperatures in the low and mid 60s.  Again, strong winds from the northeast will continue through the weekend.

Next week, the winds will gradually break down as low pressure moves farther out to sea. We’ll continue to stay fairly dry through the week. High temperatures will rise into the low and mid 70s Monday. Temperatures will dip back into the 60s next Tuesday and Wednesday with the passage of a cold front. Small rain chances creep back into the forecast by the end of the work week.

Tonight: Mostly Clear and Chilly. Low temperatures in the low 40s. Winds: NE 10-15 mph.

Friday: Mostly Sunny. Cool and Windy. High temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Winds: NE 15-25 mph, gusts to 30.

Saturday: Mostly Sunny. Mild and Windy. High temperatures in the lower 60s. Winds: NE 15-25 mph, gusts to 30.

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: High (Oak, Maple, Elm)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1987 Heavy Rain: 2.85″ Richmond

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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