Friday’s First Warning Forecast: More storm chances but not as hot

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 10:37:44-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

***A Heat Advisory is in effect from 11 AM until 6 PM today for areas south of Albemarle Sound, including Dare County.***

More storms but not as hot… A string of fronts continues to linger to our north today. Expect sunshine this morning with clouds developing this afternoon. Scattered showers and storms will “pop up” this afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds and heavy rainfall possible. Highs today will only reach the lower 90s with heat index values near 100 this afternoon (higher to the south).

Expect more scattered showers and storms this weekend. A warm front moves through on Saturday and a cold front follows for Sunday. The front will linger over the region on Monday, keeping the chances for showers/storms to start the work week. Expect highs near 90 this weekend with heat index values near 100. Highs will slip into the mid 80s by midweek.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the low 90s. Heat index near 102. Winds: W/N 5-15

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

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Highs near 90. Winds: SE 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching two disturbances in the Atlantic…

A tropical wave located about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is moving westward at about 25 mph. This system is poorly organized and any development should be slow. This system will likely bring showers and gusty winds to portions of the Leeward Islands and the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Low (30%)

A tropical wave and a low pressure system a couple of hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands has become better organized since yesterday. Additional development is possible during the next day or two before moving into a less favorable environment over the central Atlantic next week.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (40%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (50%)

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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