Patrick’s forecast: Tracking strong storms, plenty of rain

Posted at 2:59 PM, Jun 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-25 16:33:46-04

Better get that lawn mowed now or you're going to need a machete! A series of storm systems will roll through the region over the next few days, bringing showers, thunderstorms and a healthy dose of rain. By the time it all ends on Sunday, we could receive another 2-3 inches of rain.

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An area of low pressure with a trailing front will swing through the region late this evening and overnight. This will spark showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe, producing damaging winds, heavy downpours, lightning, and even an isolated tornado.

The storms should be out of here by sunrise on Friday and we'll start the day dry. But some scattered showers and thunderstorms may flair up in the afternoon ahead of another storm system. Expect highs back in the low-to-mid 90s.

Our biggest rain maker moves in Friday night and into Saturday. This one will spark more scattered storms with frequent heavier downpours. Most of us should see quite a bit of rain on Saturday.

But here's the good news: most of Sunday is looking dry. Some of the showers will stick around through the first part of the day. But we should enjoy lots of dry weather Sunday afternoon and evening.

Weather & Health for Friday
Pollen: Low
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
2004 - F1 Tornado: Southampton Co, F0 Tornado Suffolk
2012 - Widespread Wind Damage & Hail Palmyra southeast across Richmond to Williamsburg and Hampton Roads

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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