Patrick’s forecast: More summer-like weather ahead

Posted at 3:25 PM, May 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-25 15:25:17-04

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

Memorial Day is considered the “unofficial” start to summer, and boy is it going to feel like it this week.

During the hot summer months, a big area of high pressure typically develops and camps out over Bermuda. That high pumps in hot, humid air into our region and helps block approaching storms.

That’s pretty much what will be happening this week. The big H offshore will keep us mainly dry and mainly very warm.

Expect highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s on Tuesday, with just a 5% chance for afternoon storms. We’ll see a few more clouds on Tuesday, holding temperatures in the mid 80s. On Thursday, an approaching cold front will fizzle out before it makes it here. But it may get close enough to bring us a few scattered storms. We’ll hold on to highs in the mid 80s.

Friday and Saturday are looking dry and warm, before another cold front arrives, bringing us a chance for showers and storms late Sunday and into Monday.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
2004 F1 Tornado: Lancaster Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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