Patrick’s forecast: Stormy and then spectacular!

Posted at 3:01 PM, Aug 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-11 15:01:10-04

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

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Stormy and then spectacular. A powerful cold front will cross the region this evening, spawning showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms could be severe. Our biggest threats will be damaging winds and flooding downpours. But an isolated tornado isn’t out of the question. Scattered storms will linger into the overnight hours. But most of those should clear the area by 4-5 am.

We’ll wake up to a mix of clouds and sunshine on Wednesday. It’ll still be a little on the humid side. But as winds flip around to the northwest, a drier air mass will take hold. Expect partly cloudy skies through most of the day with highs back in the mid 80s. But it’ll be less humid and a lot more comfortable.

And the sunglasses are going to get a workout over the next week or so. We’re expecting plenty of sunshine through the rest of the work week and the weekend, with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s. It looks like we’ll stay mainly dry, with just a slight chance for rain on Sunday and Monday. Enjoy!

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1999 Severe Thunderstorms: East Central Virginia – Hail 1.00″-2.00″
2001 F0 Tornado: Newport News

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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