Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: A break from the heat and humidity

Posted at 4:55 AM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 08:56:04-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Not as hot or humid… A bit of a break from the heat and humidity for midweek. Highs will only reach the mid 80s today, just below normal for this time of year. It will feel nicer with dew points in the mid 60s to low 70s. A scattered shower or storm is possible this afternoon as a line of fronts slides to our south. Expect sunshine and highs back 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 mid 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 Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Lows in the low 70s. Winds: E 5-10

Tomorrow: A Few Clouds, Stray Showers(10%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 20th

1956 F1 Tornado: Henrico Co, F0 Tornado Richmond

1985 F0 Tornado: Goochland Co

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