First Warning Forecast: The summer heat returns briefly before we cool down a bit

Posted at 3:27 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 19:07:15-04

The summer heat returns briefly before we cool down a bit….Brace yourself. We’re getting ready for quite a warm up, followed by some cooler weather to end the work week.

As we move through our Tuesday evening, expect quiet weather across Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina as high pressure builds over the area. We’ll see mostly clear skies with overnight low temperatures in the mid and upper 60s.

On Wednesday, southwest winds will boost our high temperatures to near 90! But because of the humidity, it will feel a bit hotter. We’ll have heat index values in the low to mid 90s. Most of the morning and afternoon will likely be dry under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. However, as a cold front approaches the area from the west, a few isolated showers and storms could develop. Right now, rain chances are at 20 percent. A few showers are possible Wednesday night with low temperatures in the low 70s.

By Thursday, as the front slips south of the area, we’ll hang on to a few more clouds and an isolated shower or two. High temperatures will sink into the upper 70s Thursday as our winds shift from the northeast.  Highs will be in the upper 70s on Friday, too.

This weekend, we’ll see highs return to the low and mid 80s. Another system approaches late Sunday into Monday, giving way to a few scattered showers and storms.

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Mild. Low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated PM Showers/Storms (20%). Hot and Humid. High temperatures near 90. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Showers (20%). Cooler. High temperatures in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 5-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Wednesday

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Ian continues moving over the central Atlantic with little change in strength. Ian is about 810 miles ESE of Bermuda and moving NNW at 16 mph. The storm is expected to take a turn toward the north and north-northwest with an increase in forward speed over the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles from the center.

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