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Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: More wild temperature swings ahead

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 15:16:23-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

New week, new season!

After last week’s windy and cool weather, we’ve turned the corner toward more spring temperatures. At least for a few days.

A broad area of high pressure is dominating our weather along the East Coast. That is giving us mainly clear skies and pushing in a mild northwest wind.

That means Tuesday will be another unseasonably warm and sunny day. Expect high temperatures back in the low-to-mid 80s. But by the afternoon we will see a few more clouds build in as a cold front moves in from the north.

Behind that cold front, expect a 20+ degree drop in temperatures on Wednesday. Most of us will see high temperatures only in the low-to-mid 60s despite lots of sunshine.

Expect an increase in clouds by Thursday afternoon and by Friday a chance for showers and maybe even thunderstorms as another cold front moves in.

The weekend is looking dry and cooler behind the cold front, with high temperatures in the 60s on Saturday and lower 70s on Sunday.

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Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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