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

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 15:18:20-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

Spring started on Sunday, but it will finally start to feel like it by Tuesday.

The coastal storm that brought us the wet and windy weekend continues to move away from us and our skies continue to clear.

Meanwhile, an area of high pressure will build into the region from the south. That will bring us plenty of sunshine over the next few days, and a southerly wind that will push temperatures into the 60s and 70s.

By Thursday afternoon a cold front will approach the region. That will bring us a chance for some showers Thursday night and early on Friday and cooler temperatures into the Easter weekend. Right now, Saturday is looking dry and cooler with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s and lots of sunshine.

Easter Sunday is looking warmer and wetter with high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s and a good chance for rain. Some of that rain will linger into Monday as well.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Juniper, Birch, Sycamore)
UV Index: Moderate
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1943 Winter Storm 5.4″ snow – Richmond, VA

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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