First Warning Forecast: A cold front brings showers and slightly cooler temperatures

Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 27, 2016

A cold front brings showers and slightly cooler temperatures….Get ready! More changes are coming our way.

As we move through our Thursday, expect increasing clouds across the area as a cold front moves in from the west. That front will deliver a few scattered showers later this evening and tonight. We’re not expecting a lot of rain as the front sweeps through. But best rain chances will arrive well after dinnertime toward midnight. A few lingering showers are possible overnight. Otherwise, tonight, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s. Our winds will also increase from the south-southwest between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.

On Friday, a couple of lingering showers are possible early in the morning. Otherwise, we’ll see clearing skies. High temperatures will be in the mid 60s. Winds will be a bit breezy from the north-northwest between 10 and 15 mph.

By the weekend, expect warmer weather. Highs will climb back into the lower 70s on Saturday under mostly sunny skies. We’ll see highs in the upper 70s to near 80 on Sunday under partly cloudy skies. A cold front will sweep in from the north late Sunday, giving way to another temperature swing by Halloween. In fact, highs will be in the upper 60s Monday afternoon. And by the time we’re trick-or-treating, we’re expecting dry weather.

This Afternoon: Increasing Clouds. Warm and Windy. Highs in the low and mid 70s. Winds: S/SW 10-20, G25.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (30%). Windy. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: SW 10-20, G25.

Friday: Stray AM Shower (20%). Clearing Skies. Cool and Breezy. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: NW 10-15.

Saturday: Mostly Sunny and Warm. Highs in the lower 70s. Winds: SW 5-10.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time.


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1995 Severe Thunderstorms: Nottoway, Mecklenburg, Lunenburg Co – Hail 0.75″-1.50″

2010 EF0 Tornado Mecklenburg Co. Numerous tree damage Cumberland to Hanover Co with EF0 Mechanicsville.

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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