First Warning Forecast: Tracking strong to severe storms this evening

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 18:19:39-04

**Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 6:45 pm for Middlesex, Northern Gloucester and Northern Mathews county. Hazards: quarter-size hail and winds in excess of 60 mph.**

***A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM today for the Peninsula, Southside and Northeastern North Carolina. Most areas will see highs in the low to mid 90s with afternoon heat index values between 105 and 110.***

***A Heat Advisory is in effect from noon until 8 PM Thursday***

More heat and more thunderstorms….The First Warning Storm Team continues to track triple digit heat index values and some thunderstorms in your forecast.

This evening, a few scattered showers and storms will likely move in due in part to a stationary front draped over the Mid-Atlantic. Any storms that develop could be strong to severe with gusty winds and heavy rain as the primary threats. Otherwise, we’ll see partly cloudy skies tonight with low temperatures in the upper 70s.

We’ll continue tracking the heat and storms through the rest of the work week. On Thursday and Friday, highs will be in the low and mid 90s. Heat index values will be in the triple digits. We’ll also watch for showers and storms to develop mainly by the afternoon and evening. Again, any storms that develop could produce heavy rain and gusty winds. Some large hail is also possible.

By the weekend, keep your rain gear handy. Showers and storms are in the forecast. Highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Then, finally, next week, we’ll take a break from the extreme heat with highs in the mid 80s Monday and Tuesday.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Scattered showers/storms (20%). Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Scattered showers/storms (25%). Highs in the mid 90s. Winds: S/SE 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers/storms (30%) Lows in the mid to upper 70s. Winds SE 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching a disorganized tropical wave near the coast of western Africa.  Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some development of this disturbance over the next several days as it moves west at 15 to 20 mph.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (30%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Low (40%)

April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
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