First Warning Forecast: Heightened fire risk Saturday, unsettled stretch next week

Posted at 7:25 AM, Feb 19, 2022

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Sunny and dry weekend. Gusty winds have put us in a heightened fire risk today. An unsettled and spring-like stretch next week.

**Wind Advisory in effect for Accomack and Northampton County until 10 PM. West to Northwest winds 25-35 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph possible.

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Lots of sunshine today with a few clouds by the afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through. Not expecting any rain from this, just a few clouds and a drop in temperatures. The wind will increase as well. Winds will be around 10-20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. Lows tonight drop into the mid 20s.

With the dry, windy weather today, our fire danger is increased. We do have some burn bans in effect. Also be careful of ignition sources like cigarettes and matches. Make sure those are disposed of properly.

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After a frigid start Sunday, temperatures will only warm to the upper 40s. It will be cooler and sunny but not as windy.

If you have Presidents Day off, it's looking like a gorgeous one! Temperatures will warm to the mid 60s. Clouds will build in as the day progresses.

We'll enter an unsettled weather pattern starting Tuesday. Several disturbances will move through the area through the end of the week bringing a chance for showers. Tuesday will be breezy with a few showers possible. Temperatures will warm to the upper 60s. Wednesday is looking to be the wettest and warmest day with highs in the low 70s. Showers will be possible on Thursday, but it will be much cooler with highs in the low 50s. Another warm up on Friday with highs in the upper 60s. Expect to need the umbrella.

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