Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Cooler and drier weather on the way

Posted at 4:09 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 16:09:11-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

The showers and thunderstorms we’ve been dealing with the past few days are moving out and much cooler weather is moving in. As a matter of fact, many of us will wake up to temperatures in the 40s the next few mornings!

Tuesday will be a cool and mainly cloudy day. We may start with some patchy fog and we could see a stray shower or two, mainly through the first part of the day. Expect high temperatures below normal in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Wednesday brings another chilly start with morning lows even a few degrees cooler. But we should enjoy a lot more sunshine on Wednesday. That will help warm us up back into the low-to-mid 70s.
And the warming trend will continue through the rest of the work week and into the weekend.

A broad area of high-pressure should keep us generally dry for a few days. But once that high shifts offshore, we expect temperatures to warm up and our rain chances to go up. Even so, we aren’t expecting any day to be a complete washout. As a cold front moves in and become stationary Friday and through the weekend, we are forecasting a 20% chance for rain each day.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium (Grasses, Oak, Mulberry)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1990 F0 Tornado: Northampton Co, NC

2002 F1, F0 Tornado Worcester, F1 Tornado Somerset Co

Tropical Update

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Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey

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