Patrick’s forecast: Tracking relief from this dangerous “summer soup”

Posted at 3:16 PM, Jul 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-20 15:16:32-04

HEAT ADVISORY in effect for most of the NewsChannel 3 viewing area until 8pm on Monday.

The end is in sight! A nasty combination of heat and humidity pushed heat index values to dangerous levels on Monday. And we’ll get another dose of this summer soup on Tuesday. But a slow-moving cold front will cross the region late on Tuesday, ushering in relief from the worst July weather.

A few storms may flare up in the heat and humidity tonight. We’ll give it a 25% chance for storms. That means most of us will stay dry.

Expect a sultry start to your Tuesday, before the mercury soars into the mid 90s in the afternoon. With the humidity, most areas will see heat index values between 105 and 110 once again.

But that slow-moving cold front brings us a better chance at cooling afternoon and evening storms. Some of the storms could be severe, producing localized flooding and damaging winds.

Behind that cold front we’ll enjoy lower humidity and more comfortable temperatures. From Wednesday through the weekend we’ll see highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1956 F1 Tornado: Henrico Co, F0 Tornado Richmond
1985 F0 Tornado: Goochland Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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