First Warning Forecast: We’re warming up, then cooling down

Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 13:08:22-04

We’re warming up, then cooling down….If you liked yesterday’s warm weather, you’re going to love what’s in store for today and tomorrow. We’re tracking more 80s in our forecast until a cold front arrives.

High pressure continues to control our weather, giving way to mostly sunny skies and warming temperatures. This afternoon, we’ll see highs in the mid 80s. Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies. Areas of patchy fog may develop late. Low temperatures will be in the mid 60s. On Wednesday, expect even more sunshine. A few clouds may try to sneak in from the north late in the day. However, most of us will be dry. Highs will climb into the mid 80s.

Sky conditions on Thursday will become partly cloudy in advance of a cold front. The front will slide in from the west on Friday, giving way to a few scattered showers. Once the front sweeps through, you’ll notice a big difference with our temperatures! Highs will be in the lower 80s on Thursday. Then, our highs will drop into the low and mid 70s on Friday. By the weekend, highs will settle into the mid 60s!

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny and Warm. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Patchy AM Fog Possible. Mostly Sunny and Warm. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Sun and Clouds. Warm. Highs in the lower 80s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Tropical Update

Post-Tropical Cyclone Nicole continues moving generally north in the northern Atlantic. Nicole will be absorbed by another low pressure area by Thursday.

We are watching a low pressure area located just to the northeast of the southeastern Bahamas. It has become more concentrated this morning and surface observations indicate that pressures are falling in the area. The low is expected to slowly intensify as upper-level winds become more conducive and a subtropical or tropical cyclone could form during the next day or two as the low moves northward or north-northwestward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (40%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (70%)

Hurricane Tracker


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1954 Hurricane Hazel – Wind Damage, Flooding – coastal and interior Virginia

1990 F3 Tornado: King William Co

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