Patrick’s forecast: Drier, warmer and more humid

Posted at 3:53 PM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 15:53:54-04

Drier, warmer, more humid. An area of low pressure churning to our south has been keeping us on the gloomy side, with plenty of clouds and the occasional shower.

That low will drift to our east on Tuesday, bringing us a little more sunshine and lower rain chances. Expect highs back in the mid-to-upper 80s, with just a 25% chance for an afternoon shower or storm.

The temperatures stay about the same, but the rain chances drop even more. Expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 80s.

Thursday is looking like our hottest and steamiest day, with highs in the lower 90s and a slight chance for afternoon storms.

But just in time for the weekend: milder air arrives. Expect highs in the low-to-mid 80s from Friday through the Labor Day weekend, with just a slight storm chance each day.

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)
1983 F2 Tornado: Richmond Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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