Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Scattered storms fire up this afternoon

Posted at 5:34 AM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 12:37:33-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Rain and storm chances continue… A stationary front will continue to linger over the Mid-Atlantic for most of the work week. We will see partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers and storms. Hit and miss showers and storms will pop up during the early afternoon and fizzle out during the evening hours. Severe storms are not expected. It will still be hot and humid today but not as high as yesterday. Highs will reach the upper 80s with heat index values in the mid 90s this afternoon.

Storms will wind down around sunset with partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight. It will be warm and muggy again tonight with lows in the mid 70s.

The stationary front will keep the chance for showers and storms in the mix for Wednesday and Thursday. We will see a small break from the heat tomorrow with highs slipping into the mid 80s. Highs will climb back into the low 90s for Friday and Saturday. More sunshine will mix in for Friday and the weekend but afternoon scattered showers and storms are still possible.

Today: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SE/E 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: E 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching a low pressure system located about 800 miles WSW of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are favorable for a tropical depression or a tropical storm to form within the next 24 hours or so while the low moves west to WNW at 10 to 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: High (70%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (80%)


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 4th

1967 F3 Tornado: Accomack Co

1981 F1 Tornado: Virginia Beach

2001 F1 Tornado: Dorchester Co

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