First Warning Forecast: Tracking showers and storms through the holiday

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 17:22:45-04

Meteorologist Dominic Brown’s First Warning Forecast

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Tracking rain and storms…It’s been a hot and humid afternoon! We’re starting to see some showers and storms popping up on the radar. A stationary front continues to linger along the Carolina coastline, keeping showers and storms in the forecast. Some of these storms could become strong to severe. The main threat will be heavy downpours, gusty winds and hail.

Showers and storms will dissipate in the overnight hours once we lose the heat of the day.

A cold front will join up with the stationary front on Saturday but the forecast sees no big changes. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms for Saturday, Sunday and early next week. Every day will not be a complete wash out, but plan for scattered showers and storms to mix in, especially during the afternoon and early evening hours each day. Rain chances and cloud cover will be slightly lower on Saturday, so that may end up as the best pick of the weekend days. Expect highs in the mid 80s on Saturday, low 80s on Sunday, and back to the mid 80s on Monday. Keep that rain gear handy! Have a safe holiday weekend.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S/W 5-15

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(20-30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 1st

1990 Severe Thunderstorms: Gates, Hertford, Northampton Co – Hail 1.75″

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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