Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: More humidity and a bit warmer

Posted at 5:41 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 12:24:41-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Heat and humidity gradually increase… Highs will return to the mid and upper 80s, near normal for this time of year. We will see a nice mixture of sun and clouds today. Rain chances will remain slim.

The remnants of Emily will move NE off of the Carolina coast today. We will see a higher risk for rip currents along the VA and NC coast. The rain and wind will stay over the Atlantic.

We will see a blend of sun and clouds again tomorrow with highs warming to near 90. More clouds will mix in for Friday with highs near normal, in the mid to upper 80s. We are tracking a cold front set to move in on Saturday, increasing our chance for scattered showers and storms.

Today: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: S/SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW/S 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching two areas in the tropics, one in the Atlantic and one in the Gulf. Both have a very low chance of tropical development over the next 5 days.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 2nd

2002 Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak: East Central VA, Eastern Shore

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