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First Warning Forecast: Tracking periods of rain and storms over the next few days

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Posted at 10:43 AM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-01 10:43:48-04

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Tracking periods of rain and storms over the next few days….Get ready for more unsettled weather today through most of the work week.

An approaching cold front will bring scattered rain and possible thunderstorms to the viewing area today. Some of the rain could be a bit heavy this afternoon and evening. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Southerly winds will help our high temperatures climb into the mid 70s. Tonight, expect scattered rain and storms. Low temperatures will be in the lower 60s.

The cold front will stall across the area on Monday. What does that mean for you? Well, keep your umbrella nearby. Areas of low pressure will travel along the front over the next few days, giving way to on and off periods of rain and storms. Some storms could be strong to severe. As for our temperatures, highs on Monday will be in the low and mid 80s. By Tuesday and Wednesday, highs will cool into the 60s and 70s.

Today: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers and Storms (50%). High temperatures in the mid and upper 70s. Winds: S 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers and Storms (50%). Low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: S 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Chance of Rain/Storms (30%). High temperatures in the lower 80s. Winds: SW 10-15 mph.

Weather & Health

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

UV Index: High (7)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1997 Severe Thunderstorm: South Central, Southeast Virginia – Hail 0.75″-2.00″

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV News 3
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