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VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a little relief from the extreme heat

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Jul 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 15:40:36-04

A little relief from the extreme heat….If you’ve been waiting for a break in some of the heat, then get ready for the next days. A weak front will drop in tonight. While a couple of stray showers are possible, most areas should be dry under partly cloudy skies. Lows will be in the mid 70s. With the front to our south on Friday, our winds will turn from the north, giving way to high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds Friday.  An isolated shower or storm is possible, too.  We’ll be tracking scattered showers and storms on Saturday, mainly by afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the mid and upper 80s.  A few lingering showers are possible Sunday. Otherwise, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid 80s.

Tonight: Stars and Clouds.  Isolated Showers (10-20%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Friday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Winds: W/NW 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the mid and upper 80s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1977 Tornado: Goochland Co

2008 EF1 Tornado Petersburg…minimal damage & isolated

Dominic Brown

Meteorologist
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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