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Patrick’s forecast: Even worse tomorrow, but relief on the way

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jun 15, 2015

Dangerous heat and humidity. Most of us have seen heat index values well into the triple digits today. Here are the highest heat index numbers as of mid-afternoon on Monday:

Williamsburg 112
Portsmouth 112
Chesapeake 109
Virginia Beach 107
Newport News 107

And get this: it may be even worse tomorrow. Our early-season heat wave will peak on Tuesday with near-record high temperatures and a dangerous combination of heat and humidity. But a cold front will push through late in the day, bringing us a chance for cooling showers and storms and a break from the worst of the weather for at least one day. Expect highs on Wednesday back down into the mid 80s, which is a lot closer to normal.

And while it will get warmer on Thursday and through the Father's Day weekend, it looks like we won't approach the dangerous levels of heat and humidity we're seeing now.

Weather & Health for Tuesday
Pollen: Medium (Grasses)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1991 F1 Tornado; Chesterfield Co
2002 F0 Tornado: Henrico Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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