First Warning Forecast: A few more storms overnight, then drier weather moving in

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 23:06:38-04

Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

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Tonight’s heavy downpours are over, but we could see a few more showers and storms move through overnight. But the trend is for drier, milder weather, at least for a few days.

On Wednesday, a few showers will be possible, but we’re not expecting all day rain. In fact, a lot of us will see partly sunny skies. With the cold front to our south tomorrow, we’ll see highs in the mid 80s. We’re expecting highs in the mid 80s on Thursday, too, with mostly sunny skies.

The heat and humidity will return in a big way Friday through the weekend. Highs will climb into the lower 90s on Friday and into the mid 90s for both Saturday and Sunday. It will likely feel like the triple digits because of the humidity.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Low temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: E/N 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms Possible (30%). High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Sunny. Not as hot. High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Wednesday

Pollen: Low to Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1997 Severe Thunderstorm Wind Damage: Hertford Co, Northampton Co

2007 Widespread Thunderstorm Wind Damage South Central and Southeast VA

Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

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