First Warning Forecast: Threat for widespread severe weather continues to drop

Posted at 9:15 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 21:15:01-05

The First Warning Storm Team is still tracking the potential for storms and rain as we move through late tonight into early Thursday morning. The severe threat is very slim now that we have lost the heat of the day. A lot of the energy is still well south of us. We could still see some severe weather for the Albermarle, but for the most part, just heavy rainfall. Once the rain moves through, temperatures will continue to drop and winds out of the northwest will usher in drier air late. Lows tonight in the mid to upper 40s to lower 50s. It will be on the breezy side overnight with winds 20-30 mph.

A cooler day on tap Thursday with highs in the upper 50s under clear to partly cloudy skies. It will still be breezy with winds out of the northwest 10-20 mph. A mostly dry day on tap with just a slight chance for a shower for our northern communities as a cold front crosses the region Friday morning. Temperatures will be cooler with highs in the low to mid 50s. A very cold night with lows in the upper 20s.

A very cold start on Saturday with most areas below freezing. Temperatures will actually be below normal, with highs in the low to mid 40s. Another cool, and dry day Sunday with highs in the lower 50s. Looks like a nice start to the work week, with highs rebounding to the 60s and 70s.

Tonight: Showers and possible storms (50%). Windy. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds: SW/W 15-25 mph, gusts to 35 mph.

Thursday: Clearing skies. Windy and cooler. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds: NW 10-20 mph, gusts to 30 mph.

Friday: Sun and clouds. Isolated shower (20%). Cool and windy. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: W 20-30 mph, gusts to 35-40 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Juniper, Elm, Maple)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
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