Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
*** Flood Warnings for the Nottoway River at Sebrell in Southampton County. “Minor” level flooding is occurring. The river will fall below flood stage this weekend.
A very nice end to the work week… Cooler and less humid air moves in today, behind a cold front. Highs will only warm to the upper 70s, a few degrees below normal for this time of year. It will feel more spring-like today with low humidity. We will see mostly sunny skies today, but it will be breezy. Expect west winds at 10 to 15 with gusts to near 25 mph.
Sunshine will continue for the weekend, but heat and humidity will build in. Highs will warm to the mid 80s on Saturday and to near 90 on Sunday.
Heat and humidity will continue next week with highs in the 80s and 90s. We will see several days with scattered showers and storms as a string of fronts lingers over the Mid-Atlantic.
Today: Mostly Sunny, Cooler, Breezy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: W 10-15G25
Tonight: Mainly Clear. Lows near 60. Winds: SW 5-10
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, Warmer. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-15
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)
UV Index: 9 (Very High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Very High
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1951 Tornado Downtown Richmond.
1996 Severe Thunderstorm Wind Damage: Hertford Co, Northampton Co
No tropical activity at this time.
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