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First Warning Forecast: Another hot, humid day, then storms for the weekend

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 15:28:50-04

***Heat Advisory is in effect until 8 pm for all of Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. Expect high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 105 to 110 this afternoon.***

Another hot, humid day, then storms for the weekend….Today was officially the hottest day of the year so far in Hampton Roads! We’ve got another day of hot, humid weather before we see a break in the temperatures. However, that will come with a trade off. What is that you ask? Well, we’re tracking showers and storms for the weekend.

As we move through our Thursday evening, expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. A couple of pop-up showers or storms could develop, but most areas should be dry. We’ll watch the radar closely. For tonight, we’re expecting partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

On Friday, we’re expecting another hot, humid day. High temperatures will rise into the mid 90s. However, with the humidity, we’ll have heat index values in the triple digits again. Take your precautions. We’ll see partly cloudy skies and a few scattered showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon and evening. Some of the rain could be heavy at times.

By the weekend, our temperatures will fall back into the mid and upper 80s. But we’re expecting more showers and thunderstorms as a system to our southwest moves in and stalls across the viewing area. We’re not expecting a complete weekend washout, but have your rain gear handy. Temps will be near 90 on Monday.

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Stray Shower/Storm (20%). Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs in the mid 90s. Heat Index 100+. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Highs in the mid and upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1963 F2 Tornado: Pasquotank Co

2000 F0 Tornado: Middlesex Co, F0 Tornado Mathews Co

2004 F0 Tornado: Virginia Beach

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