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Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Another day in the heat

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Posted at 5:08 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 09:06:55-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

The heat continues… Highs will climb into the low 90s today but with dew points in the mid 70s it will feel hotter. Expect heat index values this afternoon just over 100. We should see a nice mix of sun and clouds again today. An isolated shower or storm could pop up this afternoon but most areas should stay dry.

Highs will climb a few degrees Friday, with highs in the low to mid 90s. Heat index will be near 105 tomorrow afternoon. Highs climb into the mid 90s for the weekend. Expect afternoon heat index values between 105 and 110 both Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances will remain limited for Friday and the weekend. An afternoon “pop-up” shower or storm is possible each day with a nice mix of sunshine and clouds.

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

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

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the low to mid 90s. Winds: SW 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 11th

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

2001 F0 Tornado: Newport News

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