Patrick’s forecast: More storms, but sunshine, too

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-04 17:28:16-04

There's light at the end of this soggy tunnel.

We expect more fog, drizzle and rain showers to start your Friday and the chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon as an area of low pressure makes its way up the coast. But it looks like we'll see less rain, fewer clouds and even a little sunshine breaking through from time to time in the afternoon. Because of the sunshine, we should see highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

That pattern will continue on Saturday, with even lower chances (25%) for scattered showers and storms and more sunshine from time to time as that low continues to move away from the area. Expect high temperatures near 80 degrees.

Sunday is our best bet for dry weather. We'll still hold on to a 20% chance for a stray showers and thunderstorm, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s and partly cloudy skies.

Monday is also looking dry, with the return of scattered showers and storms on Tuesday, courtesy of an approaching cold front.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1817 Tornadoes: Henrico Co, King William Co
1834 Tornado South Central Virginia
1985 Severe Thunderstorms: Northeast NC 1.00"-3.75" Hail

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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