Patrick’s forecast: A stormy week ahead

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jun 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-01 15:24:54-04

After an unusually dry May, it looks like the first week of June will make up for it. We’ll have a decent chance for wet weather just about every day.

A cold front will approach the region tonight and then park itself over us. That front will be the focus for showers and storms through most of the work week.
On Tuesday, most of us will be south of the cold front, meaning we’ll see highs once again well into the 80s. But afternoon showers and storms will help cool things off.
And Wednesday is looking pretty wet, as well. Expect scattered storms with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

We aren’t expecting a big outbreak of severe weather. However, a few storms could be strong to severe on Tuesday and Wednesday. My biggest concern are with flooding downpours. Once storms develop, there won’t be much to push them away. That could lead to areas of flooding.

Widespread showers and storms are also possible on Thursday, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Then we move into a period of hit-or-miss afternoon storms to round out the work week and head into the weekend.

Stay VIPIR Ready!

Weather & Health for Tuesday
Pollen: Low-Medium (Oak, Grasses, Hickory)
UV Index: Moderate-High
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1975 F1 Tornado: Dinwiddie Co
1982 F0 Tornado: Newport News
2001 F1 Tornado: Suffolk

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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