*** 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 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)
1896 Tornadoes: Petersburg, Surry Co, James C Co, Williamsburg
1977 Tornado: Caroline Co
2005 Tornadoes: East Central VA
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