Friday’s First Warning Forecast: A soggy and windy Cinco de Mayo

Posted at 4:17 AM, May 05, 2017

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Rain, storms, and wind to end the work week… Widespread rain will move out from west to east from mid-morning to midday. Rain will be very heavy at times so watch out for localized flooding and ponding on the roads. Scattered showers and storms are still possible this afternoon but rain will not be as widespread and the severe threat will be much lower. It will be very windy throughout the day with south winds at 15 to 25 and gusts to 35+ mph.

Scattered showers will linger for this evening with rain chances continuing to drop overnight. We will see mostly to partly cloudy skies and lows falling into the upper 50s. It will still be windy tonight with SW winds at 10 to 20 mph.

We will see a mix of clouds and sun on Saturday with scattered showers possible during the afternoon and evening. Highs will reach the low 70s, near normal for this time of year. It will still be windy Saturday with SW winds at 10 to 20 and gusts to 30 mph. A scattered shower is possible early Sunday but more sunshine should blend in for the afternoon. Winds will relax a bit into the 10 to 15 mph range with highs near 70.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Rain/Storms (90%), Windy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: S 15-25G35

Tonight: Mostly to Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30%), Windy. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: SW 10-20

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers (30%), Windy. Highs in the low 70s. Winds: SW 10-20G30

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Oak, Birch, Poplar)

UV Index: 2 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 5th

1834 Tornado: Lunenburg, Nottoway, Dinwiddie, Prince George Co

1989 F1 Tornado: Louisa Co

2004 Severe Thunderstorm: Hanover, Henrico, Prince George, Northumberland Co – Hail 0.75″-2.75″

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