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Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Still hot with thunderstorms

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Posted at 4:58 AM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 08:53:06-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

***Heat Advisory is in effect from midday to late afternoon for most of eastern North Carolina. Heat index values could top 105 again this afternoon.***

Hot, humid and storms… Highs will return to the mid 90s this afternoon but it will feel like the triple digits. Expect heat index values near 105 during the afternoon hours. We will see more clouds build in today with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds and heavy downpours possible.

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 showers and storms both days. Rain chances will be slightly higher on Saturday versus Sunday.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Highs in the mid 90s. Heat index near 105. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(50%). Highs in the upper 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 15th

1976 F1 Tornado: Middlesex Co

1996 F1 Tornado: Gloucester Co

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