Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Storms today and heat this weekend

Posted at 4:58 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 09:11:44-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Turning up the heat for the weekend… A cold front pushed through this morning bringing us some very heavy rain and storms but not much of a cool down. Some sunshine will blend in with the clouds for midday and the afternoon. A few leftover showers and storms are possible, mainly for NC and the Southside. Highs today will return to the mid 80s, about 15 degrees above normal. Expect a warm night with overnight lows only falling to near 70 under partly cloudy skies.

The weekend will be very summer-like. Highs will warm to near 90 on Saturday, close to record high temperatures for that date. Expect a nice mix of sun and clouds through the day with an isolated shower or storm possible. It will also be breezy Saturday with SW winds at 10 to 15 and gusts to 25 mph possible. Highs will slip into the mid 80s for Sunday. We will still see the mix of sun and clouds with isolated showers/storms possible.

A better chance for showers and thunderstorms is set to move in Monday night and into Tuesday as a cold front moves through. We will cool down behind that front. Expect highs in the 70s for midweek.

Today: Mostly to Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SW/S 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Warm. Lows near 70. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms (20%), Breezy. Highs near 90. Winds: SW 10-15G25

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Oak, Birch, Sweet Gum)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

April 28th

2002 F3 Tornado: Dorchester Co, F0 Tornado: Wicomico Co

2002 Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak Southern MD Large Hail, Strong Winds

2008 EF3 Tornado Suffolk. EF1 Tornados Brunswick Co, Colonial Heights, Greensville Co, Surry Co, Mathews Co. EF0 Tornados Gloucester Co & James City Co.

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