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Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking more showers and storms

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 22:59:01-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

It may not be the biblical rain we saw last week, but more scattered showers and thunderstorms are looking likely for the next few days.

A cold front has moved in and become stationary across our area. We are seeing scattered showers and a few thunderstorms pop up.

An area of low pressure will develop along that front, and enhance our chances for showers and storms on Wednesday and into Thursday.

A few of the storms could be severe, especially in some of our far western counties, closer to Interstate 95. The biggest threats will be from flooding downpours and some large hail.

Some rain may linger into the first part of Friday. But the trend for Friday and into the weekend is for drier weather.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)
UV Index: Low
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: High

Tropical Update

We are tracking a broad area of low pressure located about 600 miles ESE of the Windward Islands that continues to show signs of organization. If this trend continues, then a tropical depression or a tropical storm would likely form later today while the system moves WNW at about 20 mph. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon.

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Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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