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Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Hang on, we’re headed down again!

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 15:26:15-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

The tug-of-war between warm and cold air continues this week. That means we can expect more wild temperature swings.

After a dreary, cool Easter Sunday with high temperatures only in the 50s, the skies cleared and we warmed up nicely on Monday. Most of us made it well into the 70s.

But a series of cold fronts will bring us much cooler weather over the next few days.

Despite plenty of sunshine it will be 10 to 15° cooler on Tuesday.

Another cold front will knock our high temperatures down into the upper 50s on Wednesday.

But a shift in the wind will push in warmer air from down south to end the work week. Expect high temperatures on Thursday and Friday in the mid-to-upper 70s.

But an approaching cold front will bring us a chance for showers and thunderstorms on Friday.

Behind that cold front we will be back in the 60s for the weekend, and the 50s by next Monday

Weather & Health

Pollen: High (Juniper, Elm, Poplar)
UV Index: Moderate
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1932 F2 Tornado: Goochland Co
1984 Coastal Storm: Tidal Flooding along Coastal Virginia, Southeast Virginia (2 day Period)
1984 F3 Tornado Bertie Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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