Patrick’s forecast: Trouble from the tropics

Posted at 5:44 PM, May 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-04 19:58:13-04

Get VIPIR Ready for trouble from the tropics.

We're tracking a storm system over Cuba that could - could - develop into a tropical system over the next few days. The exact track and intensity are still big question marks. But we think the system will bring us some high surf from Wednesday through Saturday. And if the system does approach the Outer Banks, we may see some gusty winds and rain bands into at least Saturday.

Before then, we'll enjoy some very summer-like weather. Expect plenty of sunshine on Tuesday, with highs in the mid 80s. Late in the afternoon, we'll see a few more clouds, with a slight chance for an overnight shower.

On Wednesday, we'll see a few extra clouds in the morning. And if the coastal storm does move in our direction, we may see increasing afternoon clouds.

The forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday will really depend on what happens with our coastal storm. Right now, most of the Mother's Day weekend is looking dry, with a slight chance for some Sunday showers. Stay tuned.

Weather & Health for Tuesday
Pollen: Moderate-High (Oak, Birch, Sweet Gum)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1958 F1 Tornado Worchester Co
1990 F3 Tornado: Amelia Co
1998 Severe Thunderstorm Central VA, East Central VA - Hail 0.75-1.75"

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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