Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Enjoy today, more heat is on the way

Posted at 4:50 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 09:03:50-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A few showers & storms… A stationary front continues to linger over North Carolina, keeping scattered showers and storms over the Mid-Atlantic. Today will not be a wash out but scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible, mainly this afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms could produce heavy rain and lightning but severe storms are not expected. Most areas will see partly cloudy skies with highs returning to the mid 80s, with a few hot spots in the upper 80s.

The stationary front drifts north on Wednesday, increasing our chance for showers and storms. Expect a bit more cloud cover and slightly higher rain chances. Severe potential will remain low. Highs will return to the mid and upper 80s.

The heat and humidity returns for the end of the week. Highs will climb to the low and mid 90s with dew points in the mid 70s. Heat index values will top out between 100 and 105 on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SE 5-15

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

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

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 12th

1977 Tornado: Cumberland Co

1996 Hurricane Bertha

1996 Tornadoes: Eastern Coastal Virginia

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