Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Afternoon clearing, still hot and humid

Posted at 5:12 AM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 12:25:04-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Afternoon clearing with heat and humidity… After a cloudy morning, sunshine will gradually return this afternoon. An isolated shower or storm is possible but most of today’s rain has already moved out. Highs will reach the upper 80s today. Heat index values will reach into the upper 90s to near 100 this afternoon. Winds will also pick up today, with gusts to near 25 mph this afternoon.

We are tracking a cold front that will push through the region on Saturday, bringing us another chance for showers and storms. We will see some sunshine early Saturday but clouds will build in before midday. Scattered showers and storms are possible, mainly for midday and the early afternoon. Saturday will not be a washout. Most of the moisture leftover from Tropical Storm Cindy will stay to our west and north. It will still be hot and humid with highs near 90 and a heat index near 100.

Cooler and less humid air will move in behind the cold front. Highs will drop into the mid 80s on Sunday. We will see some clouds Sunday morning, with sunshine for the afternoon. A few showers could linger for early Sunday but most of the day should be dry. Highs will drop into the low 80s next week.

Today: AM Showers (40%), PM Clearing, Breezy. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-15G25

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Windy. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 10-20G25

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms (50%), Windy. Highs near 90. Winds: SW 10-20G30

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to produce heavy rain across the Mississippi Valley. Cindy is centered about 65 miles NNE of Memphis, Tennessee and moving ENE at 24 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph. Cindy is expected to become post-tropical this afternoon and merge with a fast-moving cold front early Saturday.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

June 23rd

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