Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Even hotter this weekend

Posted at 4:59 AM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 09:06:12-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Even hotter this weekend… Highs will climb into the low and mid 90s today, with dew points in the mid to upper 70s. Expect heat index values this afternoon between 100 and 105 for most areas. 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 will stay dry.

Highs will 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 the weekend. An afternoon “pop-up” shower or storm is possible each day with a nice mix of sunshine and clouds.

Highs will slip back into the low 90s to start next week but will fall into the upper 80s around midweek. Our chances for showers and storms will increase for midweek as well.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the low to mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Stray Showers/Storms(10%). Highs in the mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-15

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 12th

1941 Tornado: Dinwiddie Co, Petersburg

1977 Tornado: Caroline Co

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