Patrick’s forecast: April showers bring May showers

Posted at 3:25 PM, Apr 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-30 15:56:17-04

We're ending the month with a good dose of rain. And it looks like the scattered showers will stick around through at least the first half of your Friday. The winds have remained fairly calm on Thursday. But as the area of low pressure that's bringing us the rain intensifies off the Carolina coast, the winds will really start to crank up. Expect a gusty NNE wind on Friday, especially in the afternoon. But our rain chances go down as we head through the day.

The weekend is looking mainly dry. We'll hold on to some clouds on Saturday. And forecast models are hinting at a stray shower. We'll give it a 20% chance. Expect highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Sunday should bring us tons of sun, with highs in the mid 70s.

Then we really warm up for the work week, as the mercury approaches the 80-degree mark through Wednesday.

Weather & Health for Friday
Pollen: Low (Oak, Sweet Gum, Sycamore)
UV Index: Low-Moderate
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1924 Tornado: Amelia Co
1968 F1 Tornado: Norfolk

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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