Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Heat and humidity building

Posted at 4:57 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 11:41:22-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A mid-week warm up… Highs will warm into the mid 80s this afternoon, almost 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. We will see a nice mixture of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with slim rain chances.

Highs will return to the mid 80s tomorrow with partly cloudy skies. We will warm into the upper 80s on Thursday, almost 15 degrees above normal. Humidity will also be on the rise, so it will feel more like summer for the end of the week.

More clouds will mix in for Friday and the weekend and a few isolated showers are possible. High temperatures will drop into the low 80s, still about 5 degrees below normal.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Medium (Ragweed, Sagebrush)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 2nd

1969 F1 Tornado: Bertie Co

1973 F2 Tornado: Accomack Co

1977 Tornado: Virginia Beach

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Leslie drifting southwest over the central Atlantic. Leslie is centered about 520 miles east of Bermuda and moving SW at 8 mph. A slow SW or SSW motion is expected through Wednesday. A turn to the north is forecast to occur late Wednesday into Thursday, followed by a motion toward the NNE on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected during the next day or two, and Leslie is forecast to become a hurricane tonight or on Wednesday.

A broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Caribbean Sea is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some gradual development of this system is possible late this week and this weekend while the low drifts generally north during the next several days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (near 0%).

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%).

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