Patrick’s forecast: Plenty of rain before Tropical Storm Joaquin even gets here

Posted at 3:51 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 15:57:32-04

Be VIPIR Ready for a soggy mess on the way.

It looks like tropical storm Joaquin is going to join forces with another storm system to bring us a one-two punch of rain and flooding late in the work week and into the weekend.

A stationary front to our west is acting like an interstate highway for moisture. That will bring us showers and thunderstorms over the next few days, producing heavy downpours from time to time.

Tropical Storm Joaquin is expected to join forces with that system providing us even more rain which could cause flooding. Plus, the flow around Joaquin could add to the threat of tidal flooding Friday and Saturday.

It's a complicated setup and a lot could change between now and then.

Weather & Health
Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)
UV Index: Low
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1999 Severe Thunderstorms Wind Damage Fluvanna Co, Louisa Co
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Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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