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Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Sunshine and 70s!

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 15:30:13-05

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

If you are a fan of cold, wet weather I have bad news.

A broad area of high pressure is going to dominate our weather this week. That will mean abundant sunshine and high temperatures 20+ degrees warmer than normal!

After high temperatures in the 60s on Monday, we will tack on another 10 to 15° on Tuesday. Expect a few morning clouds with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s to start the day. But those clouds will clear off quickly and we will warm up quickly into the mid 70s.

It will get even warmer by Wednesday afternoon. In fact, some of us may touch the 80° mark. And the forecast for Thursday is much the same.

By Friday, we’ll see a few more clouds and it will be a few degrees cooler. Still, we expect high temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s.

A cold front will cross the region on Saturday, bringing us a chance for a few showers. But we won’t see a dramatic drop in temperatures behind that cold front. On Sunday and Monday expect high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

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Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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