Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Heat and humidity returns

Posted at 4:59 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 11:13:27-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Cranking up the heat… Get ready for another stretch of hot and humid days. Highs will climb to near 90 today but with dew points in the mid 70s it will feel more like 100. Expect heat index values this afternoon in the upper 90s to near 100. We should see more sunshine today with partly cloudy skies overall. An isolated shower or storm could pop up this afternoon but most areas should stay dry.

Tomorrow’s forecast will be very similar to today’s with highs near 90, afternoon heat index near 100, partly cloudy skies, and an isolated shower/storm possible. Highs will climb to the low 90s on Friday and mid 90s on Saturday. Expect afternoon heat index values between 100 and 105+. Rain chances will remain limited for the weekend with just an isolated “pop-up” possible.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs near 90. Winds: S/SE 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 70s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs near 90. Winds: S 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 10th

1968 F1 Tornado Norfolk

1969 F0 Tornado: Northampton Co

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