Patrick’s VIPIR Forecast: Weekend showers and possible thunderstorms

Posted at 3:50 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 15:50:51-05

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

All those clouds that have been hanging around the past few days will finally bring us some wet weather this weekend. The trade off: warmer temperatures!

After a few evening showers on Friday, most of Saturday is looking dry. Expect to wake up to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid 40s. But we will warm up into the upper 50s to around 60 in the afternoon.

A few showers are possible before sunset, but it looks like the bulk of the rain will be moving in late Saturday night and into the first part of Sunday as an area of low pressure rolls up the coast. You may even be awakened by a stray thunderstorm early Sunday morning. We are not expecting a big outbreak of severe weather, but an isolated severe storm is possible.

Most of the wet weather will end by early afternoon on Sunday. And with a gusty southwest wind ahead of an approaching cold front, expect high temperatures well into the 60s.

But once that cold front crosses the region, temperatures will drop. A lot.

We will wake up in the 30s on Monday morning and only warm into the mid 40s in the afternoon, despite plenty of sunshine.

Tuesday may be a few degrees warmer in the afternoon, but then temperatures drop again. Many of us may not get out of the 30s on Wednesday.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1996 Blizzard: Heavy Snow (3 Day Period)
2011 Snow showers across south-central VA; 1-2″ Richmond and surrounding counties.

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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