First Warning Forecast: A return to sunshine today

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Posted at 5:00 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 13:27:05-04

First Warning Forecast

Sunshine prevails after overnight storms and early morning clouds... Low 70s today, which is a ten-degree drop compared to yesterday.

Warmer and sunny Thursday with highs in the upper 70s. It's going to be a short-lived warm up due to another cold front set to swing through into Friday morning.

Rain is not a big concern for with this upcoming cold front. However, a few showers will be possible followed by much cooler daytime highs with most areas in the 60s during the afternoon hours.

This weekend is going to be quintessential for fall conditions... Upper 60s to around 70 degrees for both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Today: AM Showers, Clearing Skies, Breezy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: W 5-15

Tonight: Mainly Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Sagebrush)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 30th

1924 Hurricane: 76 mph winds Norfolk, inland flooding

1959 Tornado: Fluvanna Co

2004 F0 Tornado: Dorchester Co

Tropical Update

A tropical wave located over the central Caribbean Sea is expected to move west over the next few days and interact with a frontal system, producing a broad area of low pressure over the western Caribbean Sea by Thursday night or Friday. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for some development and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves slowly WNW over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)