Patrick’s forecast: Good news and bad news for the holiday weekend

Posted at 3:49 PM, Sep 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-03 16:41:16-04

Good news and bad news for the long holiday weekend. The good news: the weekend is still looking mild with high temperatures in the lower 80s. The bad news: rain chances are going up.

An area of low pressure in the Atlantic and an area of high pressure in New England will join forces to push in waves of rain through the weekend. That will also produce a gusty easterly wind.

On Saturday showers are looking likely throughout the day, along with that stiff wind.

Rain chances are a bit lower on Sunday, but showers are still looking likely.

Showers and a few thunderstorms are not out of the question for Labor Day on Monday.

Things dry out and warm up as we head into the workweek. Expect high temperatures back in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1821 Hurricane: One of most violent on record – eye over Norfolk
2003 Flash Flooding: Southeast Virginia
2010 Hurricane Earl Brushes Outer Banks

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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