Wednesday’s VIPIR Forecast: More heat and humidity

Posted at 5:18 AM, Jul 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-08 07:04:11-04

*** The Flood Warning for the Blackwater River above Franklin has been canceled. Water levels crested overnight and are now dropping below flood stage.

More heat and humidity… Temperatures will start in the mid 70s this morning and climb into the mid 90s this afternoon. It will feel very muggy today, with a heat index near 100 this afternoon. We will see a mix of sun and clouds today with a chance for afternoon “pop up” showers or storms. Storm chances will linger through this evening.

Highs will return to the mid 90s on Thursday with heat index values back to the triple digits. In typical summer fashion, an isolated shower or storm is possible for the afternoon. We will get a small break from the heat as we approach the weekend. Expect highs near 90 on Friday and in the upper 80s for the weekend.

Today: Partly Cloudy, PM Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-15

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

Tropical Update

Tropical activity is not expected over the next few days.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 8th

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

1977 Tornado: Caroline Co

2005 Tornadoes: East Central VA

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