Patrick’s forecast: Be VIPIReady for a few strong storms

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 16:52:25-04

Hot and stormy, then cooler and calm.

The unseasonably hot and muggy weather may fuel some late-afternoon and evening showers and storms as a strong cold front moves through. A few of these storms could produce severe weather. Damaging winds and flooding downpours are our biggest concern. But large hail and an isolated tornado are also not out of the question. Any storms that do fire up should be moving out by 8-9 pm.

Behind the cold front, we'll enjoy some pretty spectacular May weather. After a few morning clouds on Wednesday, we'll see plenty of sunshine with highs in the mid 70s.

And Thursday gets even cooler. A northeast breeze will keep us in the upper 60s and lower 70s, under clear to partly cloudy skies.

We'll be back in the low-to-mid 70s on Friday under partly cloudy skies.

The weekend is looking a bit warmer, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. We'll see a slight chance for showers and storms, mainly on Sunday.

Weather & Health for Wednesday
Pollen: Moderate-High (Oak, Birch, Poplar)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1974 F2 Tornado: Nottoway Co
2008 High Wind Warning all SE VA Coast. Coastal Flooding MD, VA coast.

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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