First Warning Forecast: Colder weather moves in, then our temperatures will warm into the 70s

Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 15:15:47-04

Colder weather moves in, then our temperatures will warm into the 70s….Get ready for a big cool down before warmer weather moves in for the weekend.

As we move through our Tuesday night, we’ll see partly to mostly cloudy skies as a cold front settles near the area. A few widely scattered showers are possible, mainly after midnight. Overnight temperatures will be in the 40s.

On Wednesday, expect a much colder day as our winds pick up from the north between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts to 35 mph. Highs will be near 50, but because of the winds, it will feel colder. A few widely scattered showers are possible for our Wednesday morning, due in part to the front that will be near or south of the area. However, through the day, conditions will improve, giving way to sunshine, especially by late morning into the afternoon. Wednesday night will be clear and cold with low temperatures in the upper 20s.

Thursday brings a lot of sun. However, we’ll likely start the day with wind chill values in the teens.  Then, high temperatures will climb only into the mid 40s.  Our temperatures will rebound into the 60s by Friday and into the 70s by Saturday and Sunday. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are possible on Sunday.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers Late (30%). Temperatures in the 40s. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: AM Showers Possible (30%). Then, Clearing Skies. Windy and Cool. Highs near 50. Winds: N 15-25 mph, gusts to 35 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Sunny and Chilly. Highs in the mid 40s. Winds: N 10-15 mph, gusts to 25 mph.

Weather & Health for Wednesday 

Pollen: High (Juniper, Birch, Sycamore)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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Dominic Brown
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