First Warning Forecast: Sunshine for now, but rain moves in just in time for the holiday

Posted at 1:23 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 13:23:49-05

Sunshine for now, but rain moves in just in time for the holiday….Enjoy the sunny, dry weather while it lasts. We’re tracking scattered showers for Thanksgiving.

As we move through our Tuesday afternoon, expect mostly sunny skies. Highs will climb into the lower 50s. Tonight, it’s going to be cold with overnight lows in the low and mid 30s under mostly clear skies.

Wednesday will be our transition day. We’ll start the day with mostly clear skies. As we move through the afternoon, we’ll see increasing clouds ahead of our next weather. Still, most of Wednesday will be dry with high temperatures in the mid 50s.

On Thanksgiving, a cold front and an area of low pressure moving up the coast will impact our weather, bringing scattered showers our way. While Thursday will not be a complete washout, there will be scattered showers around, so plan accordingly. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Most of the rain should clear the coast by Thursday night. We’ll still have clouds around on Black Friday though. Morning temperatures will be in the mid 40s. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

By the weekend, we’ll see sunshine and highs in the 50s.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny. Chilly and Breezy. Highs in the low 50s. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Mainly Clear and Cold. Lows in the low 30s. Winds: NW-N 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: N/W/S 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (40%). Highs in the low 60s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Mixed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Tropical Update

1:00 PM EST Tue Nov 22
Location: 10.4°N 79.4°W
Moving: Stationary
Min pressure: 986 mb
Max sustained: 70 mph

Tropical Storm Otto is nearly stationary about 320 miles off of the coast of Nicaragua. A slow westward motion is expected later today, followed by a faster westward motion on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts. Otto is forecast to become a hurricane later today, with additional strengthening forecast through Thursday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1929 Winter Weather: 3.8″ snow – Richmond, VA

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