Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: 70s to start the new year

Posted at 4:52 AM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 12:09:51-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A warm start to 2019… High temperatures will reach the low 70s today, about 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. We will see mostly cloudy skies today with a few isolated showers. Clouds will start to clear out late this afternoon and evening as temperatures return to the 60s. Winds will slowly relax through the day and changing direction from SW to NW.

More seasonal air returns tomorrow. Temperatures will fall into the low and mid 40s by Wednesday morning with afternoon highs in the upper 40s. We will see a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies tomorrow. Rain chances will stay low for most of the day but start to increase again tomorrow night.

We are tracking two different rounds of rain for the end of the week. Expect showers on Thursday, mainly in the morning. Highs will climb slightly, into the low 50s. Rain will return for Friday, mainly in the afternoon to evening. Highs will warm another step, into the mid 50s.

Showers should move out very early Saturday morning and clouds will clear shortly after. Most of the weekend will be sunny and dry with highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%), Warm, Windy. Highs in the low 70s. Winds: SW/NW 10-20G30

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Cooler. Lows in the low to mid 40s. Winds: N 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Cooler. Highs in the upper 40s. Winds: NE/E 5-10

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

January 1st

1962 Winter Storm: 4.9″ snow – Richmond

2007 Heavy Rain: Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover 3+ inches

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