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Friday’s VIPIR Forecast: Not as hot

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jul 10, 2015

Myles Henderson’s Live VIPIR Forecast

Not as hot… Expect another warm and muggy start this morning with temperatures near 80 but it will be a bit “less hot” this afternoon. Highs today will reach to near 90 with a heat index in the mid to upper 90s. Still hot, but not as extreme as the past few days. Expect partly cloudy skies today with an afternoon/evening shower or storm possible. Our chances for showers and storms will go up on Saturday as an area of low pressure slides through the region. Expect rain and possible storms for Saturday afternoon and evening. Some showers could linger into Sunday morning but skies should clear by Sunday afternoon. Highs will dip into the mid 80s this weekend. We will return to a very summer-like pattern next week with highs near 90 and scattered storm chances.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs near 90. Winds: NW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: N 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Showers/Storms(50%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: N/E 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 10th

1959 F1 Tornado: Portsmouth

1975 F1 Tornado: Nottoway Co

1990 F0 Tornado: Mecklenburg Co

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