Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Sunshine for now, tracking rain for the weekend

Posted at 3:13 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 21:59:01-05

Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast

It’ll be a breezy night with mostly clear skies and lows near 40.

Highs will return to the mid 50s Thursday as winds relax. Expect mostly sunny skies in the morning with partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. We will warm to the mid 60s on Friday, the warmest day of the week.

But we can expect plenty of clouds on Friday, along with a shower or two in he afternoon.

But the main batch of rain arrives for the weekend, ahead of a slow-moving cold front. It looks like the first half of your Saturday will be dry, with rain chances going up Saturday afternoon and evening.

Some of the rain will likely stick around for early on Sunday, but most of the day is looking dry, with highs in the lower 50s.

Tonight: Mainly Clear, Breezy. Lows near 40. Winds: NW 10-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: NW/W 5-10

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1952 Heavy Rain: 1.79″ Richmond

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Sebastien is centered about 235 miles NE of the Leeward Islands and moving NW at 8 mph. A turn to the NNW and north is expected later today. A turn toward the NE with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight and Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Sebastien is expected to become an extratropical cyclone in a couple of days and be absorbed by a cold front on Friday.

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