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Patrick’s forecast: A few storms, a lot of heat

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Posted at 3:13 PM, May 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-28 15:13:00-04

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

After another unusually warm May day, we may see a few cooling showers and storms in the late afternoon and evening hours. These storms may produce a few lightning strikes and some brief, heavy downpours. But we aren’t expecting an outbreak of severe weather.

Things should be dry and mild to start your Friday. And once again we can expect above-normal temperatures, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. But cooling showers and storms are unlikely, with just a 10% chance for wet weather.

And the forecast is very similar for the weekend. We expect plenty of sunshine, with highs in the mid 80s both Saturday and Sunday. The weekend is looking mainly dry, with a 15% chance for rain on Saturday and a 20% chance on Sunday.

However, showers and storms are looking more likely on Monday and Tuesday. An area of low pressure along a cold front will swing through the region, bringing an unstable air mass. Scattered showers and storms are possible on Monday and even more likely on Tuesday. The clouds and rain will help knock our temperatures back down to or even below normal through most of the work week.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1973 F1 Tornado: Suffolk
1986 F3 Tornado: Gates Co, F2 Tornado: Bertie Co Hertford Co, Chowan Co, Perquimans Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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