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Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: More showers and storms ahead

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 18:12:56-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

After last week’s Noah’s Ark weather, I’m sure the last thing you want to hear is about more rain. But it looks like we will have to deal with several days of rain this week, including a few heavier downpours.

A slow-moving cold front will arrive in the region early on Tuesday. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms along that front, especially in the afternoon. A few heavier downpours are possible.
Behind that front, an area of low pressure will develop and roll up the coast. That will bring us continued chances for rain Wednesday, Thursday and maybe even into Friday.

The silver lining with all the clouds this week: mild temperatures. Expect highs in the 70s all week.

And it looks like we will have good timing for the weekend. The skies should clear and we are expecting dry weather both Saturday and Sunday.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low

UV Index: Low

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Tropical Update

We are watching a large low pressure area located about 1150 miles ESE of the Windward Islands. It has become a little better organized since yesterday and environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development. A tropical depression is likely to form later this week while the low moves west to WNW at 15 to 20 mph.

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1993 Severe Thunderstorm Damage: Louisa Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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