Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking rain, snow, and wind this weekend

Posted at 5:19 AM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 16:04:03-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Sunny but still cold to end the work week… Highs will warm into the mid and upper 40s this afternoon, a few degrees warmer than yesterday but still below normal for this time of year. We will see mostly sunny skies today with light winds. More clouds will build in tonight with lows in the mid 30s.

We will return to sunshine on Friday with highs in the upper 40s. High temperatures will drop into the low 40s on Saturday with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Rain chances will remain low for the first half of the weekend.

We are tracking an area of low pressure that will move across the southeast and off the Mid-Atlantic coast Sunday to Monday. Rain will move in Sunday morning from south to north and will move out Monday afternoon to evening. Highs will stay in the 40s this weekend with lows in the 30s. With the cold air, we could see some snow mix in with the rain. Areas closer to I-95 and Richmond will have the best chance to see snow. Areas near the coast will see mostly (or all) rain. Winds will also crank up Sunday to Monday, with gusts to 40+ mph possible. The strong north to NE winds could trigger coastal flooding.

Today: Mostly Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Winds: W 5-10

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Winds: W 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Winds: NW 5-10

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

December 6th

1948 Flooding: Richmond City Locks 20.9′

2009 Light snow across Fluvanna, Cumberland, South Central VA

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