Patrick’s forecast: More drenching downpours on the way

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jul 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-13 15:23:59-04

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

Tropical Storm Claudette has formed off the Virginia coast. The area of low pressure that brought us stormy weather this weekend has intensified into our 3rd named storm of the season.
Claudette is expected to move away from us and toward the maritime provinces of Canada over the next few days. But the storm may bring us more rough surf along our Virginia and North Carolina beaches.

A stormy start to the work week after a stormy weekend during a stormy month. More showers and storms are likely over the next few days. Some of these could be severe. Our biggest threats are damaging winds and flooding downpours. But large hail and an isolated tornado are also possible.

Another slow-moving area of low pressure will develop over the region on Tuesday. This may spawn more showers and thunderstorms as it makes its way across the region. Despite plenty of clouds and drenching downpours, we’ll see highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s with plenty of humidity.

Wednesday will be another hot and muggy day, with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. But relief will arrive in the form of a cold front. Scattered showers and storms are likely as that front moves through in the afternoon and evening.

Behind that front, we’ll enjoy lower temperatures, lower humidity and lower storm chances through the rest of the work week.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1975 F0 Tornado: King William Co, F0 Tornado Sussex Co
1996 F0 Tornado: Westmoreland Co
2005 F1 Tornado: Nottoway Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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