Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Warmer and stormy weather ahead

Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 15:39:07-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

Our weather roller coaster is headed down for the next few days. But warmer and stormy weather is right around the corner.

Another week cold front will cross the region this evening. That means many folks will wake up to temperatures in the 30s on Wednesday morning! Despite plenty of sunshine we will only warm into the upper 50s and lower 60s in the afternoon.

But then our winds shift to the south, laying the groundwork for a big warm up.

The Mercury will climb 15 to 20° on Thursday and Friday. But our rain chances will go up as well.

An approaching cold front will produce showers and possibly thunderstorms beginning Thursday evening. We will be on the lookout for the potential for severe storms.

Some of the rain could linger into very early on Saturday morning, but most of the day is looking dry and cooler with high temperatures in the mid 60s

And the second half of the weekend is looking even chillier. Most of us may not get out of the 50s on Sunday despite plenty of sunshine.

And that cooler weather sticks around for the beginning of the work week on Monday and Tuesday.

Weather & Health

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1984 Coastal Storm: Tidal Flooding along Coastal Virginia, Southeast Virginia (2 day Period)
1991 F0 Tornado: Suffolk
1997 Severe Thunderstorm: Eastern Coastal, Southeast Virginia – Hail 0.75″-1.75″)

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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