Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Big warm up then a bigger cool down

Posted at 5:26 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 09:02:27-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Big weekend temperature shifts… Expect plenty of sunshine today with highs climbing into the upper 60s. The warm up continues for Saturday with highs in the mid 70s. Expect sunshine for most of the day with clouds building in during the late afternoon as a cold front approaches. The front will bring in a few scattered showers Saturday night but rain will move out by midnight and skies will clear early Sunday. The front will also bring a BIG cool down!

Much colder air will move in for Sunday and highs will only reach the low 50s. Winds will also crank up as the front moves through and gusts to 35 mph are possible Saturday night and Sunday, making it feel even colder. Overnight lows will fall to near freezing by Monday morning with highs on Monday only in the low 50s.

Today: Mostly Sunny, Warmer. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: N 5-10

Tonight: Mainly Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy, PM Showers (30%), Warmer. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Mixed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Tropical Update

We are watching a broad low pressure area over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. This system continues to show little change in organization. However, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for slow development during the next several days, and a tropical depression could form by late this weekend or early next week while the low moves slowly and erratically.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

November 18th

1902 Heavy Rain: 2.76″ Salisbury

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