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First Warning Forecast: Tracking more heat and humidity, along with a few thunderstorms

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 14:48:55-04

Tracking more heat and humidity, along with a few thunderstorms….We’re tracking much hotter weather over the next few days as well as a chance for more showers and thunderstorms.

As we move through our Tuesday evening, some of us may have to dodge a few widely scattered showers and storms, due in part to a stationary front to our south. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. Otherwise, we’ll see partly cloudy skies. Overnight low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

Tomorrow, the stationary front to our south will start to move to the north a bit, increasing our chance for showers and thunderstorms, especially by the afternoon and evening. Again, heavy rain and frequent lightning will be possible with any storms that develop. Otherwise, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with high temperatures in the mid and upper 80s.

For Thursday and Friday, rain chances will go down a little bit, but the heat and humidity will be cranking up. High temperatures will climb into the mid 90s, but when you factor in the humidity, it will feel like the triple digits. In fact, we’ll likely have heat index values between 100 and 105 on both afternoons, so take your precautions. By the weekend, our temperatures will take a trip back into the mid and upper 80s.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms Possible (20-30%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the mid and upper 80s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Showers/Storms (20-30%). Highs in the mid 90s. Heat index 100+. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Wednesday

Pollen: Low (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1977 Tornado: Cumberland Co

1996 Hurricane Bertha

1996 Tornadoes: Eastern Coastal Virginia

Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

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