Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

You’d think that when a cold front causes as much chaos as yesterday’s did, the cooler weather would at least stick around for awhile. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Friday is it.

On Saturday, our winds will swing back around to the southeast, sending the mercury back up into the upper 80s and lower 90s. Expect mostly sunny skies to start the day, with a few more afternoon clouds and just a 10% chance for a stray shower. The rain chances are a bit higher in North Carolina.

The southerly winds really kick in on Sunday, sending temperatures into the middle 90s with heat index values in the triple digits. By late in the afternoon, we could see a few storms develop. And some could be on the strong-to-severe side.

The heat continues on Monday, with highs back in the low-to-mid 90s. A cold front will cross the region in the late afternoon and evening hours, sparking more showers and thunderstorms.

But behind that front we’ll get more that just a day of milder weather. Most of next week is looking pretty pleasant.

Weather & Health for Saturday
Pollen: Low-Medium
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Local Weather History (National Weather Service)
1985 F0 Tornado: Hanover Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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