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First Warning Forecast: Rain chances go down as the temperatures go up

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 15:32:34-04

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Rain chances go down as the temperatures go up….Some of us will see scattered showers and storms this evening. But all of us will be feeling the heat and humidity over the next several days.

As we move through our Tuesday evening, expect a few scattered showers and storms, due in part to a stationary front draped over the Mid-Atlantic. Any rain that develops could be heavy, capable of producing localized flooding. Later tonight, while a few isolated showers are possible, most of us will see partly to mostly cloudy skies and areas of patchy fog. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

The stationary front will linger around the viewing area through the rest of the work week. However, the front will likely push a lot of the active weather to our west. We can’t rule out an isolated thunderstorm, though, as our temperatures climb back into the 90s. In fact, highs on Wednesday will be near 90. By Thursday through the weekend, highs will be in the lower 90s. However, because of the humidity, it will feel like the upper 90s into the triple digits.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Low temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SE/S 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Patchy AM Fog. Then, Partly Sunny. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). High temperatures near 90. Winds: S 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly Sunny. Isolated Shower/Storms (20%). High temperatures in the lower 90s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Wednesday

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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1983 Tornado: Bertie Co

2005 Flash Flood: Southeast VA

Dominic Brown

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