Patrick’s Storm Team Forecast: 70s and storms ahead

Posted at 3:16 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 15:16:06-05

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s Forecast

Our weather roller coaster is heading up again but so is our chance for stormy weather.

After a big drop in temperatures on Tuesday, a warm front will roll through the region overnight, bringing us a big warm up on Wednesday. A gusty south wind will push temperatures into the 70s again.

But a powerful cold front will arrive late in the afternoon. That will spark showers, possibly thunderstorms, and maybe even a few severe storms. Our biggest threats are from damaging winds and localized flooding.

Most of the wet and stormy weather will fall on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. But we could see lingering showers throughout the day on Thursday, especially across northeastern North Carolina.

We will be back down into the low-to-mid 50s by Thursday afternoon and only in the low-to-mid 40s on Friday.

Temperatures will rebound into the lower 50s for the Super Bowl weekend, with a slight chance for some showers by Sunday afternoon and evening.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1996 Winter Storm: Heavy snow interior Virginia, Heavy rains & high winds along coast

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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