Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast
Several days of extreme heat…
A warm front will lift northeast of the area overnight giving way to mostly clear skies with mild lows in the 70s.
The dangerous heat continues Wednesday with afternoon temperatures that will challenge all-time records. Highs will soar to the mid and upper 90s with heat index values nearing the 100s. A summer-like storm or two will be possible especially during the late afternoon and evening (25%.)
Thursday will also feature near recording-breaking highs in the upper 90s with heat index values near 100. Relief in the form of rain looks unlikely Thursday with only a few storms possible. We will see a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.
Temperatures will drop to the upper 80s on Friday and into the mid 80s this weekend. We are tracking a cold front for the end the work week and start of the weekend that will bring us a bigger chance for showers and storms Friday night through Saturday.
Cooler temperatures will return starting early next week with highs back in the low to mid 80s by Monday.
Weather & Health
Pollen: Medium (Oak, Grasses, Hickory)
UV Index: 10 (Very High)
Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)
Mosquitoes: Very High
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1973 F1 Tornado: Suffolk
1986 F3 Tornado: Gates Co, F2 Tornado: Bertie Co, Hertford Co, Chowan Co, Perquimans Co
No tropical activity at this time.
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