Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Severe storms tonight, less humid and sunny Friday

Posted at 2:05 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 18:18:31-04

Meteorologist Maddie Kirker's First Warning Forecast

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10PM for the cities and counties of: Bertie, Camden, Chesapeake, Chowan, Currituck, Franklin, Gates, Hampton, Hertford, Isle of Wight, James City, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton (NC), Pasquotank, Perquimans, Poquoson, Southampton,  Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and York.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move in from west to east this evening (through 9 PM). Our biggest threat will be damaging wind gusts, but localized flooding, hail, and tornadoes are possible.

Storms will end around midnight, and skies will clear out from west to east. Lows will be in the 70s with light winds out of the southwest between 10 and 15mph.

Cooler and less humid air will move in for the weekend. Highs will drop to the mid 80s on Friday. We will see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with low rain chances. It will be windy Friday with NW winds at 10 to 20 and gusts to 30 mph.

Expect mostly sunny skies on Saturday with highs in the low 80s. Humidity will be much lower, so it will feel more spring-like. We will warm back to the mid 80s on Sunday and humidity will start to increase again. Expect partly cloudy skies on Sunday with an isolated shower/storm possible.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

June 20th

1983 Heavy Rain: 2.96" Richmond


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