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First Warning Forecast: Tracking the heat, humidity and thunderstorms

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 15:10:54-04

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Tracking the heat, humidity and thunderstorms….Brace yourself! We’re tracking heat in the triple digits, along with a few more showers and thunderstorms in your forecast.

As we move through our Tuesday evening, a cold front will swing through the area. As the front clashes with some of the heat and humidity we’ve had in place today, we’ll likely see scattered showers and storms. Any storms that develop could be strong to severe, producing heavy rain and gusty winds. We could also see some hail. Otherwise, we’ll see partly cloudy skies. The threat for showers an storms should wind down a bit late tonight as the front passes through the area. Overnight low temps will drop into the mid 70s.

On Wednesday, with the front to our south and a shift in our winds, it won’t be quite as hot, but still, don’t let a few degrees fool you.  We’ll see highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.  We’ll also see a few thunderstorms moving in, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Some of the rain could be heavy. Gusty winds are possible with any storms. Otherwise, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds.

By Thursday into the weekend, rain chances will go down a bit. However, we’re not taking the chances completely out of the forecast. We’ll be in our typical summertime pattern, with a chance of pop-up showers and storms. As a cold front moves in late Saturday into Sunday, our chance for storms will pick up. High temperatures will be going up, too, into the low and mid 90s, but because of the humidity, it will feel like the triple digits! Take your precautions.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Low temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Sun and Cloud Mix. Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). High temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Winds: W 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Sun and Cloud Mix. Chance of Storms (30%). High temperatures in the low 90s. Winds: W 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Wednesday

Pollen: Low (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1974 F0 Tornado: Northampton Co.

2001 F0 Tornado: Wicomico Co.

Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

WTKR-TV News 3

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