Patrick’s forecast: We’re headed downhill (and that’s a good thing)

Posted at 3:50 PM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 15:50:05-04

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

We’re headed downhill. And that’s a good thing.

Today we dealt with the worst of the heat and humidity for a while. Most of us saw highs in the low-to-mid 90s, with heat index values in the triple digits. But a shift in the wind will push in a less humid air mass for Wednesday. We still expect highs in the 90s, but dew point temperatures will drop considerably. That means it will feel more comfortable. Most of us will be dry, with just a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Temperatures drop a bit more on Thursday. Expect highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s, with a chance for scattered afternoon storms to cool things off even more.

Then a cold front will bring rain and significant relief starting on Friday. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, with highs only in the low-to-mid 80s.

And then weekend is looking pretty darn nice. We may see an isolated shower or thunderstorm. But otherwise, we’re expecting lots of sunshine, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s!

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1975 F1 Tornado: Wicomico Co
1991 F1 Tornado: Brunswick Co
2000 Flash Flooding: Eastern Coastal Virginia

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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