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

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 14:58:50-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

Last week was mainly dry and cool. This week will be warmer and more unsettled.

A cold front will sag into the region Tuesday evening and stick around for a few days. Along that front, we will see showers and thunderstorms develop from time to time.

Ahead of the front on Tuesday, a southwest wind will warm us up into the mid 80s. As the front approaches Tuesday evening, a few showers are possible.

Wednesday is looking cloudier and cooler with a chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm anytime throughout the day. With that front lingering around the area, we will see a wide spread in temperatures. Some of us may not get out of the 60s, while others may get close to 80°.

And the forecast is much the same on Thursday as that front lingers around the area.

Friday brings a mix of clouds and sunshine with high temperatures back into the upper 70s and lower 80s.

But another front will move in for the weekend bringing us another chance for showers and thunderstorms mainly Saturday night and Sunday. Expect high temperatures this weekend back in the 60s.

Weather & Health
Pollen: High (Oak, Sweet Gum, Sycamore)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow) / Code Orange for parts of NE NC
Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1975 Severe Thunderstorms Southeast Virginia, Tornadoes Eastern Coastal Virginia
2014 EF-1/EF-2 Tornadoes Chowan to Pasquotank

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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