First Warning Forecast: Tracking more extreme heat but some relief is in sight

Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 13:04:19-04

***A Heat Advisory is in effect until 7 PM for inland portions of the Southside and Northeastern North Carolina. Afternoon heat index values will range from 105 to 110 for many locations.***

Tracking more extreme heat, but some relief is in sight….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.

In the meantime, as we move through our Monday afternoon, high temperatures will soar into the low and mid 90s. Heat index values will range between 105 to 110 for several areas, so take your precautions. We’ll see a nice mix of sun and clouds today. An isolated shower or storm could pop up. Tonight, we’ll see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. An isolated shower or storm is possible. 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 Wednesday, 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.

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

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

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

Weather & Health

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 SSE 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 west to WNW at about 15 mph over the eastern Atlantic through mid-week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (30%)

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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