First Warning Forecast: Severe storms and extreme winds

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Posted at 5:23 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 05:23:17-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
Severe storms and extreme winds... A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move through from SW to NE this morning to midday (mainly 9 AM to Noon). The biggest storm threats will be damaging wind gusts and tornadoes. A secondary line of storms will move through in the early afternoon (2 PM to 5 PM). It will be an extremely windy day, even outside of the thunderstorms. Expect S/SW winds at 20 to 40 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph.

Any leftover showers and storms will move out early this evening with clearing skies tonight. Winds will also back down tonight, turning west to north at 10 to 15 mph.

We will get a chance to dry out and clean up tomorrow. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with winds turning north to east at 5 to 15 mph. Highs will cool to near 60, below normal.

Rain will return overnight Tuesday to Wednesday. Highs will only reach the low 50s on Wednesday, the coolest day of the week. We will warm back to the 60s to end the work week and this weekend.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Severe Storms, Extremely Windy. Highs near 80. Winds: S/SW 25-35G50
Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Breezy. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds: W/N 10-15
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy, Breezy. Highs near 60. Winds: N/E 5-15

Weather & Health
Pollen: Medium (Oak, Maple, Alder)
UV Index: 6 (High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
April 13th
1979 Heavy Rain: 2.68" Norfolk, 1.45" Richmond

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