First Warning Forecast: Widespread rain and a warm up today

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Posted at 4:51 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 04:51:29-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Soggy and 60s… Clouds, rain, and fog to start the day. Expect widespread rain this morning with areas of low clouds and fog. Rain will become more scattered this afternoon as temperatures warm to the mid 60s, about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.

Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers will continue for Wednesday as a cold front approaches the region. The biggest rain chance tomorrow will be in the afternoon to evening. A stray thunderstorm is possible with the “bulls eye” for severe storms over central Virginia. It will be warm again tomorrow with highs in the mid 60s.

Skies will clear and temperatures will cool on Thursday. Highs will only reach the low 50s, a few degrees below normal for this time of year. Winds will ramp up for Thursday, west at 10 to 20 with gusts to near 30 mph. Highs will drop into the 40s on Friday and through the weekend.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, AM Rain, PM Showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: S 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers. Lows near 50. Winds: S/N 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: NE/SE 5-10

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

February 25th

1934 Winter Storm: 8.0" snow Richmond, 6.5" snow Salisbury

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