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First Warning Forecast: Warming up! A few more storms this weekend

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Posted at 4:58 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 10:35:41-04

First Warning Forecast - Drying out and warming up!

A mix of sun and clouds though midday and this afternoon after the line of showers and storms earlier this morning. A scattered shower is possible this afternoon, but most areas will stay dry with highs warming into the low 80s today, 10+ degrees warmer than yesterday.

Some leftover showers and storms will linger for Saturday. It's going to be partly sunny with highs in the low 80s for most of us, but keep an eye out for any shower or storm that could briefly disrupt your plans. Also, the risk for rip currents is high for area beaches today and be mindful of the risk for Saturday.

Sunshine returns for Sunday and Monday. However, highs will fall short of 80s as temperatures cool to around 70 for Sunday and Memorial Day. Rain chances will remain low for most of next week with a steady climb back to the 80s.

Today: Mix of Clouds, Showers/Storms. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: SW/S 5-15

Tonight: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs near 80. Winds: W/NE 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Grasses, Oak, Hickory)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 22nd

1983 F3 Tornado: Nottoway Co, F3 Tornado: Dinwiddie Co

2014 Hail/Wind Damage/Weak Tornado Henrico, Chesterfield, Prince George.

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time