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First Warning Forecast: Tracking more heat and more scattered storms

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 15:15:27-04

***A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM for all of Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Heat index values will be between 105 and 115.***

Tracking more heat and more scattered thunderstorms….If you’re ready for a break from the extreme heat, just hold on! A few cooling thunderstorms could do the trick over the next few days.

As we move through our Tuesday evening, it will continue to be warm and muggy out there. Low temperatures will eventually fall into the upper 70s overnight. In the meantime, we’re going to keep an eye on scattered showers and storms this evening as a cold front stalls across the Mid-Atlantic. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds and heavy rain. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies. A few showers and storms could stick around through the overnight.

Over the next few days, our high temperatures will slip into the low and mid 90s. However, we’ll still likely have triple digit heat index values, so keep that in mind. We’ll also have a chance of showers and storms in the forecast almost every day due in part to the stalled front across the area. No day looks like a complete washout. Any storms that develop, though, could produce heavy rain and gusty winds.

By the weekend, highs are expected in the upper 80s and lower 90s with a chance of storms. More storms are possible early next week with highs in the mid 80s.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Sun and Cloud Mix. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs in the low to mid 90s. Winds: NE-SE 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Sun and Clouds. Scattered Showers/Storms Possible (25%). Highs in the low and mid 90s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Wednesday

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1987 F0 Tornado: Powhatan Co.

Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

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