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First Warning Forecast: Sunny, chilly weekend with possible freeze

Posted at 8:33 AM, May 09, 2020

First Warning Forecast:

A sunny, breezy and sharply cooler start to the weekend.

Much cooler air will settle in today behind the cold front as it continues exit the region. Expect Saturday afternoon highs to only reach the mid/upper 50s along with blustery conditions. A northwest wind at times between 15 to 25 mph will make it feel even colder.

A Frost Advisory goes into effect tonight until Sunday morning. A Freeze Warning is also in effect for inland areas. Be prepared by protecting and covering any sensitive plants or vegetation especially for those who live in both inland Virginia and North Carolina away from the coast will be most vulnerable. Overnight lows are expected to drop into the mid 30s inland and near 40 on the coast with a clear sky and light northerly wind.

A warming trend will round out the weekend just in time for Mother’s Day. Highs Sunday will reach the mid/upper 60s with plenty of sunshine. Beyond the weekend, temperatures will flirt with 70 degrees each day with mainly little to no chance of rain.