First Warning Forecast: Tracking warmer weather on the way

Posted at 12:43 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 21:21:45-05

Tracking warmer weather on the way….Get ready for a big warm up through the end of the work week.

As we move through our Tuesday night, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. We’re expecting mainly dry weather tonight with low temperatures in the mid 40s.

A cold front will approach the area on Wednesday but will dissolve just before getting here. Still, we’ll see a good deal of clouds and a few isolated showers Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid 60s.  A few more isolated showers are possible on Thursday and Friday.  But the big story will be the warmth.  High temperatures will soar into the mid 70s through the end of the work week.

Another cold front will actually move through the area on Saturday, giving way to showers and possibly a few thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 70s.  Once the front sweeps through, we’ll see high temperatures cooling down into the upper 50s by Sunday under mostly sunny skies.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Clouds and Sun. Isolated Showers Possible (20%). Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Wednesday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Juniper, Elm, Alder)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1912 Tornado: Fluvanna Co

1989 F1 Tornado: Chowan Co

2014 Severe Weather. Thunderstorm Wind Damage Richmond to Tidewater.



Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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