Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Hot again with another storm chance

Posted at 4:59 AM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 04:59:29-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

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

More heat and more storm chances… Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with scattered showers and storms firing up this afternoon and lasting through the evening. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds and heavy downpours possible. Highs today will return to the mid 90s with afternoon heat index values from 105 to 110.

Highs will slip into the low 90s for Friday and the weekend. It will still be humid, so afternoon heat index values will return to near 100. Expect more scattered showers and storms as a warm front moves in for Saturday and a cold front for Sunday. Highs will drop into the 80s for the start of next week with more scattered showers and storms.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 90s. Heat index near 107. Winds: S 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW/W 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching a tropical wave several hundred miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands, near the coast of Africa. Some development of this system is possible during the next few days while it moves generally west at about 15 mph. However, environmental conditions are expected to become less conducive for development early next week when the system is over the central tropical Atlantic.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (30%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (40%)

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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2004 Flash Flooding: Worcester Co, Accomack Co

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