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VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more heat, humidity and a few pop-up storms

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Jul 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-08 16:55:30-04

More heat, humidity and a few pop-up storms….Get ready to sizzle over the next few days.  But first, as we move through this Wednesday night, expect low temperatures in the mid 70s. A few showers or isolated storms are possible due in part to a cold front to the north. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. On Thursday, highs will soar into the mid 90s, but because of the humidity, we will have a heat index in the low 100s, so take your precautions.

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We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds Thursday. A few isolated showers/storms are possible by afternoon and evening. On Friday, highs will sink a tad into the upper 80s and lower 90s under a mix of sun and clouds. A few typical summertime showers and storms are possible by afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 80s for the weekend.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. A Few Scattered Showers (30%). Low temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). High temperatures in the mid 90s. Heat index in the triple digits.  Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Friday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). High temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Winds: W 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1896 Tornadoes: Petersburg, Surry Co, James C Co, Williamsburg

1977 Tornado: Caroline Co

2005 Tornadoes: East Central VA

Dominic Brown

Meteorologist

WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3

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