First Warning Forecast: Much warmer weather is on the way

Posted at 3:22 PM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 15:22:56-05

Much warmer weather is on the way….It’s hard to believe it’s February, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. But enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.

As we move through our Monday night, we’ll see increasing clouds through the overnight. Most of us should be dry. Low temperatures will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

On Tuesday, expect a warm day. Average highs are in the upper 40s this time of the year. On Tuesday, highs will rise into the lower 70s, due in part to breezy southwesterly winds between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts to 25 mph. We’ll see a mix of clouds and sun for most of the day. Then, on Tuesday night, a few scattered showers may move through the area, so keep that in mind.

We’ll see a mix of clouds and sun on Wednesday with highs in the lower 70s. But as a cold front approaches the area by Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, our rain chances will be going up.  We could even see a thunderstorm or two. A few showers/storms could linger into early Thursday. Highs on Thursday will sink into the upper 40s. By Friday, highs will settle into the upper 30s under mostly sunny skies.

Tonight: Increasing Clouds. Lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Mix of Clouds and Sun. Isolated Late Day Shower. Warmer and Windy. Highs in the lower 70s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph, gusts to 25 mph.

Wednesday: Clouds and Sun. PM Showers (40%). Isolated T’storm. Warm and Windy. Highs in the lower 70s. SW 10-15 mph, gusts to 24 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1980 Winter Storm: Heavy Snow SE Virginia – 20″ snow Virginia Beach, 12″ Norfolk, 6″ Williamsburg

2010 Winter Storm Ends- Snow 7- 11 inches from Richmond northeast Salisbury and Ocean City MD. Snow 1 to 4 inches Tidewater.



Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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