First Warning Forecast: Tracking several rain and storm chances

Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 20:58:15-04

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Grab your umbrella. We’re tracking several rain and storm chances….Stay connected with the First Warning Storm Team over the next several days, with the threat of rain and possible thunderstorms in your forecast.

We’re keeping a close eye on a front that’s stalled out across the area. This setup will keep our weather a bit unsettled as areas of low pressure ride along front, giving way to opportunities for rain and storms. In fact, as we move through our Wednesday evening, some of us will have to dodge a few scattered showers and storms. Some storms could be strong to severe, with flooding rain, gusty winds and small hail as the primary threats. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and low temperatures in the upper 50s.

Scattered rain and storms will continue on Thursday. Some storms could be strong to severe. The day will not be a complete washout for every community, but again, have your rain gear handy. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures are expected in the lower 70s.

A few showers will linger into Friday, but as this frontal system pushes offshore, it will take most of the rain with it, allowing are skies to gradually clear through the day. Highs will be in the lower 70s.  Another system will push rain in our direction late Saturday into Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 60s. We’ll be back in the 70s by Sunday.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy.  Scattered Showers/Storms (60%). Low temperatures in the upper 50s. Winds: E 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (70%). High temperatures in the lower 70s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Rain (30%). High temperatures in the lower 70s. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: Low to Moderate (Oak, Sweet Gum, Sycamore)

UV Index: High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1937 James River Flooding: Crest Richmond Locks 25.20′

1980 F0 Tornado: Richmond

2007 F0 Tornado Gloucester

Dominic Brown
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