Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: A taste of summer, then back to winter

Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 15:03:55-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

A taste of summer and then a return to winter!

We are tracking a warm front and then a series of cold fronts that will take us from the 80s back to the 50s.

Wednesday will be an unseasonably warm day thanks to a warm front that will arrive in the morning. Southwest winds will push our temperatures into the upper 70s and the lower 80. But a cold front will move in late in the day, giving us a chance at an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Behind that cold front temperatures will drop 10° or more for St. Patrick’s Day. Even so, it will still be very mild with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

But then another cold front arrives on Friday. Expect partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the lower 60s.

A third cold front will get here just in time for the weekend. Expect highs in the low-to-mid 50s on Saturday and Sunday with a good chance for rain on Sunday.

And it looks like the 50° weather will stick around into early next week.

Weather & Your Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Juniper, Maple, Ash)
UV Index: Moderate-High
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield) for Tuesday

1964 F2 Tornado: Bertie Co
1996 F0 Tornado: Emporia

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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