First Warning Forecast: From 70s and storms to possible snowflakes

Posted at 3:36 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 23:09:51-05

From 70s and storms to possible snowflakes….Get ready for more wild swings in our weather over the next few days.

As we move through our Tuesday night, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies across the area. A few showers are possible well after midnight. Low temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

On Wednesday, as a cold front approaches the area, we’ll see a chance of showers early in the day, followed by a break early in the afternoon. Another round will arrive later as the front gets closer. An isolated thunderstorm is possible. Otherwise, we’ll see clouds and sunshine Wednesday. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s.

Rain is likely into Thursday as the front slides through the area. Temperatures will fall through the day, too, which could make for some interesting weather. If any moisture is still left around as the colder weather moves in, we could see a few snowflakes mixing in. Right now, little to no accumulation is expected. We’ll keep an eye on it for you.  Temperatures will fall through the 40s during the day. Highs on Friday will be near 40.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers Possible (20%). Windy. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: SW 10-15 mph, gusts to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Mix of Clouds and Sun. Scattered Showers (50%). Isolated T’storm Possible. Warm. Highs in the low 70s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Showers Likely (80%). T’storm Possible, along with a few snowflakes. Highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s, then our temps will fall through the day. Winds: N 10-20 mph, gusts to 25 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1936 Winter Storm: 12.6″ Richmond

1997 Winter Storm: 2-3″ snow East Central Virginia, 4-5″ snow Central Virginia



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