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Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Get ready for more heat, humidity, and thunderstorms this week

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Jul 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-18 10:33:27-04

A Heat Advisory is in effect for the following areas from noon until 8 p.m. Monday: The cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Newport News, Suffolk, and Williamsburg.  It also includes the following counties: Gloucester, Greensville, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Middlesex, Surry, Sussex, York, along with Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Gates, Hertford, ,Northampton, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties in North Carolina.

More heat, humidity and thunderstorms are in your forecast….As we move through this early work week, get ready for triple digit heat! On Monday, southwesterly winds will help boost our high temperatures into the mid and upper 90s, but because of the humidity, it will feel like the low 100s by afternoon.  As a result, a Heat Advisory has been issued for most of Hampton Roads and Northeastern NC from noon until 8 p.m. Monday. Some areas could have heat index values as high as 108!  Take your precautions.  We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds during the day. A few afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will also move in. A cold front approaches the area into Tuesday, giving way to scattered showers and storms. Highs will be in the mid 90s. High temps will drop a few degrees by Wednesday, into the mid 80s. And highs are expected to remain in the mid and upper 80s for the rest of the work week.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Shower/Storm (20%). Low temperatures in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Monday: Sun and Clouds. Chance of Showers/Storms (30%). High temperatures in the mid and upper 90s. Heat index in the low 100s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Sun and Clouds. Chance of Showers/Storms (40%). High temperatures in the mid 90s. Heat index in the low 100s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

High/Low Tides at Sewells Point for Monday

H: 12:23 am, 12:49 pm

L: 6:42 am, 6:57 pm

Weather & Health for Monday
Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1997 Severe Thunderstorm Wind Damage: Hertford Co, Northampton Co.

2007 Widespread Thunderstorm Wind Damage South Central and South East VA, Fluvanna east to Gloucester

Dominic Brown

Meteorologist

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