Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Warm Friday, hotter this weekend

Posted at 6:19 PM, May 23, 2019

Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast:

Our storm threat will diminish overnight. Other than a stray shower early, we will have clearing skies with mild overnight lows in the 70s.

Sunshine will return for Friday to close out the week and it will still be hot and humid. Highs will warm to the upper 80s tomorrow under mostly sunny skies.

This weekend will be nice but very summer-like. Saturday will feature mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s (cooler but still above normal and humid.) But Sunday is when the real heat begins. Highs will be running some 15 degrees above normal for the rest of the holiday weekend. Highs will climb to near 90 on Sunday and Monday with partly cloudy skies. An isolated shower/storm is possible Sunday and Monday.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Medium-High (Grasses, Oak, Birch)

UV Index: 11 (Extreme)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 23rd

2005 F0 Tornado: Surry Co

2005 Severe Thunderstorms: East Central Virginia, Southeast Virginia – Hail 0.75″-1.00″

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