Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Hot, humid and more storms

Posted at 4:53 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 09:03:08-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Hot and humid, with more storms… Highs will climb into the low 90s this afternoon but with dew point in the mid 70s it will feel even hotter. Heat index values this afternoon will reach the triple digits. Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with scattered showers and storms as a cold front moves through. A few showers are possible this morning to midday but most of the rain and storms will be later this afternoon and evening. Strong to severe storms are possible, with gusty winds and heavy downpours possible.

Temperatures will dip slightly for Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s. It will still be very humid so it will feel more like the upper 90s tomorrow afternoon. We will see another mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms possible as the cold front lingers to our south.

Highs will climb back into the low 90s for the end of the work week and weekend. Expect afternoon heat index values in the triple digits for several days in a row. We will see more sunshine but a typical summer-time “pop up” shower or storm is possible.

Today: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%), Hot & Humid. Highs in the low 90s. Heat index near 100. Winds: SW/W 5-15

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

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Grasses)

UV Index: 11 (Extreme)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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