First Warning Forecast: More heat and humidity over the next several days

Posted at 12:57 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 12:57:39-04

More heat and humidity over the next several days….We’re starting to sound like a broken record, but take it easy over the next several days. The combination of the heat and humidity will make it feel miserable outside.

As we move through our Thursday afternoon, high temperatures will climb into the lower 90s. When you add in the humidity, we will have heat index values in the triple digits. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds today. A few isolated showers and storms are possible, but most areas will be dry. Later this evening, as we lose the heating of the day, any showers that develop will dissipate, giving way to partly cloudy skies. Areas of patchy fog are possible late. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

On Friday, highs will soar into the low and mid 90s. Heat index values will be near 105. By the weekend, it’s going to be even hotter. Highs will climb into the mid 90s, but because of the humidity, heat index values will be between 105 and 110. Some inland areas could see the heat index close to 115.  Take your precautions this weekend. An isolated shower or storm is possible Friday through the weekend. Best rain chances arrive into next week with an approaching cold front.

Today: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the low 90s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Areas of Patchy Fog. Lows in the mid to upper 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Patchy AM Fog. Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the low to mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1999 Severe Thunderstorms: East Central Virginia – Hail 1.00″-2.00″

2001 F0 Tornado: Newport News

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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