Patrick’s forecast: A few storms, then pretty pleasant

Posted at 3:20 PM, Aug 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-24 17:30:34-04

A slow-moving cold front will spark a few showers and storms this evening and again on Tuesday. But once the front clears the area, we're in for some pretty nice late-August weather.

After a steamy Monday afternoon, a few of us (25%) may see a cooling thunderstorm this evening and overnight. Most of us won't.

We'll start your Tuesday with a mix of clouds and sun and temperatures in the lower 70s. A stray shower or storm is not out of the question. But it looks like we have a better bet for wet weather in the afternoon as our cold front finally crosses the region. Expect highs on Tuesday in the mid -to-upper 80s.

Behind that cold front, we'll enjoy some dry and pleasant weather. Expect partly cloudy skies through the rest of the work week, with highs in the mid 80s. Lower humidity values will make it feel awfully nice.

And it looks like the pleasant weather will stick around for the weekend. We're forecasting partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 80s on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1635 First written reference to a hurricane off the Virginia coast
1975 F1 Tornado: Gloucester Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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