Patrick’s forecast: Tracking dangerous storms on the way

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jun 23, 2015

Our dangerous heat and humidity aren't going to give up without a fight.

A powerful cold front is racing on our direction and will swing through the region late tonight and early tomorrow morning, spawning some strong thunderstorms. The bulls eye for the worst weather is just to our north, but we're still expecting strong - possibly damaging - winds, plenty of lightning, hail, heavy downpours and even an isolated tornado. It looks like the worst storms will move through between 9 PM and 2 AM. But a few showers or storms could linger into early Wednesday morning.

Behind this cold front, we'll enjoy less heat and humidity, with temperatures a lot closer to normal on Wednesday and Thursday. Expect highs both days in the mid-to-upper 80s.

More warm weather pushes in on Friday, followed by another cold front. But this cold front is going to hit the brakes and stick around for the weekend. We'll see areas of low pressure develop along the front, bringing us a chance for showers and storms all the way through the weekend.

The payoff: much milder weather for the next work week.

Weather & Health for Wednesday
Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1974 Severe Weather: Strong Winds Hail, Southeast VA

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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