Patrick’s forecast: Humidity makes a comeback

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-27 16:39:45-04

I'm sure you haven't missed it one bit, but humidity is going to make a comeback this week. As we head through the work week, each day will get a little muggier until we're back in the uncomfortable range by Thursday.

And with more humidity in the atmosphere, we'll have more fuel for scattered afternoon storms. A few storms are possible (25% chance) the next few days, with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Expect highs in the mid-to-upper 80s and lower 90s.

Ahead of an approaching cold front, Thursday is looking like the steamiest day. A southwest wind ahead of that front will bust temperatures into the upper 80s and lower 90s, with heat index values near 100 degrees. An isolated storm (20% chance) is possible on Thursday. But storm chances (30%) go up on Friday as the cold front arrives. And some scattered storms are possible this weekend, along with slightly cooler and less muggy weather.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1816 Tornado: Henrico Co
1972 F1 Tornado: Virginia Beach

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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