First Warning Forecast: More extreme heat ahead, but some relief is in sight, too

Posted at 3:48 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 15:48:34-04

***A Heat Advisory is in effect until 7 PM for most of Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina today. Heat index values will range between 105 and 110.

More extreme heat ahead, but some relief is in sight, too….We’re finally going to see a break from some of the extreme heat in your work week forecast. However, it’s going to take a few days to get here.

As we move through our Monday evening, a few isolated showers and storms are possible. Any storms that develop could produce heavy rain. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies tonight. Low temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we’re expecting more hot weather. Highs will rise into the mid 90s. Heat index values will likely be from 105 to 110. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds. An isolated shower or storm is possible Tuesday. Rain chances will become a bit more scattered on late Wednesday into Thursday and Friday as a front moves in from the north. Some of the rain will likely be heavy. Because of this setup, our temperatures will roll back into the upper 80s Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the mid 80s for the weekend.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). High temperatures in the mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Tuesday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching a tropical wave a few hundred miles SSW of the Cabo Verde Islands. Some gradual development of this system is possible during the next few days before conditions become less favorable by the late in the week. This system will move WNW to NW at about 15 mph over the central tropical Atlantic over the next several days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (40%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (50%)

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1992 F0 Tornado: Virginia Beach

1992 F1, F0 Tornadoes: Currituck Co, NC

Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

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