Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Snow chances and even colder air moving in

Posted at 5:52 AM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-27 12:37:01-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Snow showers and even colder… Rain and snow showers will taper off and slide east this afternoon. Little to no accumulation is expected. Some sun could break between the clouds late this afternoon. Highs will return to near 40 and winds will start to pick up.

Expect partly cloudy skies tonight will lows falling into the low 20s. It will still be breezy tonight with north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values will fall into the teens and single digits by Thursday morning.

Most of us will see sunshine on Thursday but areas closer to the Chesapeake Bay will see more clouds and a chance for snow. With persistent north winds and highs only reaching the low 30s, we could see some “bay effect” snow for areas along and south of the Chesapeake Bay. Any accumulation will be limited to less than 1” (a dusting). Wind chill values tomorrow afternoon will only reach the low 20s.

The area of low pressure we are watching for Friday seems to be trending farther south, lowering our chances for rain/snow. As of now, we will likely see a mix of clouds with a few rain showers for the southern Outer Banks. Highs will return to near 40 on Friday with lighter winds.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Rain/Snow Showers (40%). Highs in the low 40s. Winds: N 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Breezy. Lows in the low 20s. Winds: N 10-15

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Snow Showers (20%), Breezy. Highs in the low 30s. Winds: N 10-15

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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1892 Winter Storm: 18.6″ snow in Norfolk (3 Day Total)

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