Patrick’s forecast: Goldilocks weather

Posted at 3:14 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 15:14:51-04

Goldilocks would be proud. For August, we're in a really sweet spot. It's warm, not hot. A little humid, but not miserably muggy. And we're seeing a few clouds from time to time, but no rain.

The only question on your mind is probably "How long can this last?" It won't last forever, but we're not yet seeing the return of our summer formula of heat, humidity and afternoon storms.

Friday is going to be a lot like Thursday, with high pressure dominating our weather. We're expecting highs in the mid 80s, with plenty of sunshine and a few clouds, especially along the coast. An easterly wind will bring us partly cloudy skies in the afternoon near the water and mostly sunny skies inland.

Saturday's forecast is much the same, with clear-to-partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 80s. Sunday may be a degree or two warmer and a little more humid.

But things start to return to normal for the work week. We're expecting partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s each day. We're still not seeing huge rain chances. But a stray storm is possible just about any afternoon.

Today in local weather history (courtesy of the NWS)
1941 Tornado: Dinwiddie Co, Petersburg
1977 Tornado: Caroline Co

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

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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