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First Warning Forecast: Tracking strong to severe storms for Tuesday

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 15:01:59-04

Tracking strong to severe storms for Tuesday….It was a hot, steamy start to the work week. But now our attention turns to showers and storms and slightly cooler temperatures.

As we move through our Monday evening, expect partly cloudy skies. An isolated shower or storm is possible this evening. But later tonight, as a cold front approaches Hampton Roads from the northwest, some of us may see a few scattered showers and storms through the overnight. Any storms that develop could bring heavy rain and gusty winds. Low temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

Best rain chances will arrive on Tuesday as the cold front moves through the area. While a few isolated showers are possible in the morning, heavier rain arrives by afternoon and evening. In fact, some storms could be strong to severe, with heavy downpours and gusty winds as the primary threats. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will reach the upper 80s.

Behind the front, our high temperatures will dip with the mid 80s for Wednesday and Thursday. While a morning shower is possible Wednesday, most of us will see dry weather. We’ll continue to be dry on Thursday. Highs on Friday will be back into the lower 90s under mostly sunny skies. Then, next weekend, temperatures are going back up into the mid 90s.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms Late (30%). Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW/W 5-15 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (60%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. Lingering AM Shower Possible (20%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Tuesday

Pollen: Low to Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index:  High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1992 F0 Tornado: Pasquotank Co.

Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

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