Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: More storms today but more heat tomorrow

Posted at 4:43 AM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 09:04:51-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Storms today, more heat tomorrow… The stationary front that has been lingering over North Carolina will drift north today, increasing our cloud cover and rain chances. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms, mainly this afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms could produce heavy rain and lightning but severe storms are not expected. Highs will return to the upper 80s today, but it will feel more like the mid 90s.

Rain chances drop but the heat cranks up for the end of the work week. Highs will climb into mid 90s with dew points in the mid 70s. Expect heat index values near 105 Thursday and Friday afternoons. A “pop-up” shower or storm is possible but most areas will just see a mix of sun and clouds.

Temperatures will fall back into the upper 80s for the weekend but more showers and storms are possible as another string of fronts stretches out across the Mid-Atlantic.

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

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

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (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 13th

1975 F0 Tornado: King William Co, F0 Tornado Sussex Co

1996 F0 Tornado: Westmoreland Co

2005 F1 Tornado: Nottoway Co

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