Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Front brings storms then a cool down

Posted at 4:55 AM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 12:11:52-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Severe storms possible… A cold front is moving through the Mid-Atlantic today, bringing us storm chances and a cool down. Expect partly sunny skies today with showers and storms firing up mainly in the afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong to severe with heavy downpours, gusty winds, and hail possible. Highs today will reach the upper 80s but with dew points in the mid 70s, it will feel like the mid to upper 90s.

A leftover shower or storm is possible on Wednesday as the cold front slides to our south. The general trend for tomorrow will be clearing skies, not as hot, and not as humid. It will feel nicer tomorrow with highs in the mid 80s and dew points dropping into the 60s. Expect sunshine and highs in the mid 80s on Thursday.

The heat and humidity will return for the weekend. Highs will climb into the low 90s on Friday and mid 90s for both Saturday and Sunday. As the dew point returns to the 70s, expect triple digit heat index values again this weekend. A “pop up” shower or storm is possible but overall rain chances will be low.

Today: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: NW/NE 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(60%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: E/N 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 19th

1997 Severe Thunderstorm Wind Damage: Hertford Co, Northampton Co

2007 Widespread Thunderstorm Wind Damage South Central and Southeast VA

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