First Warning Forecast: Watch out for slick roadways as temperatures cool this evening

Posted at 5:18 PM, Dec 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-09 17:19:56-05

Happy Saturday!

Expect periods of rain this evening as disturbances move along the stalled front to our south. Temperatures will be well-below normal with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. We could see a little bit of sleet or snow sneak into Southside and Carolina later this evening as temperatures cool. It will be a little breezy today, with winds out of the north 10-15 mph, with gusts up to 25. If you need to travel west or north today, there is a good chance you will be driving into deteriorating weather conditions, especially in Maryland and towards Richmond.

Skies will clear tonight as high pressure builds in. It will be a cold one with temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s. The drop in temperatures could cause some issues on the roads overnight and early Sunday morning. Watch out for slick road conditions.

The weather will improve on Sunday. We’ll see plenty of sunshine, but that sunshine will be deceiving. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s with a brisk wind out of the west. This wind will make temperatures feel like the teens in some communities. BRRR!

Drier conditions will prevail next week, but we could see some of the coldest air we’ve seen so far this season. We may not even make it out of the 30s on Wednesday!

Today: Cold and wet. Expect periods of rain today, with sleet and snow in the mix. Little accumulation is expected. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. Breezy. Winds: N 10-15, gusts up to 25 mph.

Tonight: Clearing skies and plummeting temperatures. Lows in the upper 20s and low 30s. Watch out for slick spots on the road. Winds: W 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny and cold. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. Breezy. Winds: W 10-15, with gusts up to 25 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Mixed)

UV Index: 2 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Meteorologist April Loveland

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