Patrick’s forecast: Severe storm threat Tuesday

Posted at 3:11 PM, Aug 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-10 15:52:45-04

Boy, do I have great news for you. How would you like days and days of sunshine, mild (for August) temperatures and moderate humidity levels? I've got all those things in the forecast. But first we have to get through some messy weather on Tuesday.

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A cold front will approach the region overnight and through the day on Tuesday. Ahead of that front, winds will shift to the southwest, pushing in more heat and humidity. Most of us will top out at a muggy 85 degrees. A few showers are possible during the first half of the day. But it looks like the bulk of the wet and stormy weather will be in the afternoon and evening. Expect scattered storms with gusty winds and heavy downpours. A few of the storms could be severe, although we're at the lower end of the scale for widespread severe weather.

A few showers may linger into the morning hours on Wednesday. But most of the day is looking dry, with increasing amounts of sunshine. In fact, a broad area of high pressure will build into the east coast, bringing us days and days of sunshine, blue skies and dry weather. Enjoy!

Weather & Health
Pollen: Low (Grasses)
UV Index: Low-Moderate
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1968 F1 Tornado Norfolk 1969 F0 Tornado: Northampton Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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