Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Sunny today, rain and snow this weekend

Posted at 5:37 AM, Mar 23, 2018

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Sunshine today, rain and snow this weekend… Highs will return to the low 50s this afternoon, about 10 degrees below normal. We will see mostly sunny skies all day but it will still be windy. Expect NW winds at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to near 25 mph. Clouds will mix in tonight as lows fall back into the low and mid 30s. Winds will gradually relax tonight.

We will start with sunshine Saturday morning but clouds will build in through the afternoon. Rain showers will move in after sunset from SW to NE. Showers will start as rain but as temperatures drop overnight, we will see snow mix in, especially for areas close to I-95. Showers will move out Sunday morning and clouds will clear out Sunday afternoon. Snow accumulation will be limited to less than 1” for areas near I-95, inland Southside and inland NC. Coastal areas will see mostly (or all) rain. It will be chilly this weekend with highs in the mid 40s. Winds will be light on Saturday but will pick up again on Sunday.

Warmer air is set to move in next week. Highs will climb into the 60s by midweek.

Today: Mostly Sunny, Breezy. Highs in the low 50s. Winds: NW 10-15G25

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the low to mid 30s. Winds: NW 5-15

Tomorrow: AM Sun, PM Clouds, Overnight Rain/Snow (60%). Highs in the mid 40s. Winds: NW/N 5-10

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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