First Warning Forecast: Tracking near-record heat and showers

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Posted at 9:39 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 23:28:47-04

A cold front continues to move across the area tonight. Keeping a slight chance for a shower.

Wednesday will be around 10 degrees cooler behind the front, but seasonable with highs in the upper 50s. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with an isolated shower possible.

Better chances for wet weather come on Thursday. We may even hear a rumble of thunder. Temperatures will be warm with highs in the mid and upper 70s. It is also the First Day of Spring! Spring arrives at 11:50 EDT. This is actually the earliest spring in 124 years.

Temperatures will soar above normal to end the work week. It will be breezy with highs in the low 80s! The record high in Norfolk is 84 degrees, set back in 1948.

Temperatures will cool a bit on Saturday with highs in the low 60s. A few showers are possible. Much cooler on Sunday as temperatures plummet to the upper 40s to near 50. Talk about some wild temperature swings!

Rain chances will increase to start the work week with highs in the mid 50s on Monday and low 60s on Tuesday.