Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Hottest day of the year

Posted at 5:04 AM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 11:59:08-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

***Heat Advisory is in effect from Noon to 8 PM for all of eastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina. Expect high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 105 to 110 this afternoon.***

Extremely hot and humid… Today will be our hottest day so far this year with highs in the mid to upper 90s. With dew points in the mid 70s, expect heat index values from 105 to 110 this afternoon. We should see plenty of sunshine today with a “pop-up” shower or storm possible but not likely.

Highs will return to the 90s for Friday but not as hot. Expect highs in the low to mid 90s but it will still feel like the triple digits during the afternoon hours. We will see more clouds build in tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening.

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. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with scattered shower and storms both days. Rain chances will be slightly higher on Saturday versus Sunday.

Today: A Few Clouds, Hot & Humid. Highs in the mid to upper 90s. Heat index to 105+. Winds: SW 5-15

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the low to mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 14th

1963 F2 Tornado: Pasquotank Co

2000 F0 Tornado: Middlesex Co, F0 Tornado Mathews Co

2004 F0 Tornado: Virginia Beach

For weather updates on Facebook: MylesHendersonWTKR

Follow me on Twitter: @MHendersonWTKR

Check out the Interactive Radar on Interactive Radar

Click here to sign up for email alerts from the First Warning Storm Team.