Patrick’s weekend forecast: Hot and muggy, a few storms

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jul 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-17 16:06:05-04

For July, we certainly haven't had a lot to complain about recently. We're enjoying day eight of below-normal high temperatures. Unfortunately, we won't make it to nine days.

A southerly wind on Saturday will push in plenty of heat and humidity. Expect highs in the lower 90s with heat index values between 95 and 100 in the afternoon. Most of us will stay dry. But we may see a few storms popping up in the afternoon heat and humidity. We'll give it about a 25% chance.

Rain chances will be a little lower on Sunday, but the temperatures will be a little higher. Expect a mix of clouds and sunshine with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Rain chances will be at 20%.

It'll be a steamy and stormy start to the work week. Ahead of an approaching cold front, the mercury will climb into the low-to-mid 90s on Monday and Tuesday, with a 25-30% chance for storms each day.

We aren't expecting a dramatic drop in temperatures behind the cold front. Even so, we'll settle back down into the upper 80s through the rest of the work week.

Weather & Health for Saturday
Pollen: Low to Moderate (Grasses)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1975 Tornado: Westmoreland Co.

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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