Patrick’s forecast: Less stormy, more steamy

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jul 06, 2015

Less stormy, more steamy. That's the headline for this week's weather pattern. A broad area of high pressure will set up shop to our west. This will pump in plenty of heat and humidity. But it will also help block any organized storm systems. So we will have a chance for a few showers or storms each day, it'll be a lower risk than the past few weeks.

Tuesday is going to be an especially steamy day. We'll see highs in the low-to-mid 90s, with heat index values in the triple digits. Most of us will stay dry. But we'll give it a 25% chance for a pop-up afternoon or evening storm.

The forecast is much the same on Wednesday, but it may be a degree or two hotter. Expect highs in the mid-to-upper 90s. But we'll also have a slightly lower (20%) chance for a cooling storm.

Temperatures ease a bit on Thursday and a little more on Friday. We'll see a 20-25% chance for storms each day.

And the weekend is looking pretty normal for July, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s and a 20% chance for storms in the afternoon.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1969 F2 Tornado: Prince George Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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