Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast
Hot and stormy, then cooler and stormy. That’s what we can expect over the next few days.
A stubborn storm system will stay parked over the region for the next few days, bringing us a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of those could produce heavy downpours, lightning and even some larger hail.
On Friday, the storm system will mainly be to our north, meaning hot and muggy weather will dominate. Expect highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s once again, with heat index values near the triple digits.
On Saturday, the storm system will migrate south. And while it may still give us scattered storms, we should be under the influence of some milder, less humid air. Expect highs on Saturday in the low-to-mid 80s.
Once that storm system clears the area, some much more pleasant weather will dominate. Expect lower rain chances, more sunshine and highs in the low-to-mid 80s from Sunday through Wednesday.
Weather & Health for Friday
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Very High
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