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Monday’s VIPIR Forecast: Extreme heat and humidity

Posted at 5:06 AM, Jun 15, 2015

Extreme heat and humidity… Temperatures will start in the mid to upper 70s this morning and climb into the mid 90s this afternoon. With the high humidity it will feel like the triple digits this afternoon. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a “pop up” shower or storm possible.

Highs will return to the mid and even upper 90s tomorrow with heat index back in the triple digits. We could again see an afternoon isolated shower or storm. Highs will slide back into the upper 80s by midweek. Our chance for showers/storms increases for the second half of the work week.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the mid 90s. Winds: W 5-10

Tropical Update

We are tracking a broad area of low pressure over the south-central Gulf of Mexico. The system's circulation is not well defined, and the associated shower and thunderstorm activity remains disorganized. Upper level winds are forecast to gradually become more favorable while this system moves northwest over the next few days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: High(80%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High(80%)

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

June 15th

1991 F1 Tornado; Chesterfield Co

2002 F0 Tornado: Henrico Co

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