Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: 70s and 80s, showers and (possibly) thunderstorms

Posted at 3:43 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 15:43:27-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

It took its sweet time getting here, but it looks like will enjoy some honest to goodness spring weather over the next few days.

A strong area of high pressure off the coast will pump in a warm southwest wind. That will push our temperatures into the 70s and even 80s through Thursday.

An approaching cold front will bring us more cloud cover on Thursday, but we should stay dry during the daytime hours. Overnight Thursday and into early on Friday expect a chance for showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm. Behind that cold front expect highs back in the low-to-mid 60s on Friday and Saturday.

Another system will move in for the second half of the weekend bringing us a chance for rain on Easter Sunday. However, right now it looks like the rain may hold off until Sunday afternoon, meaning sunrise services would be dry.

But we won’t be dry on Monday with a good chance for rain that could linger into early on Tuesday.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (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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