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First Warning Forecast: A break from the heat, tracking more storms

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Posted at 5:14 AM, Jun 24, 2020

KJ's First Warning Forecast

Catching a break from the heat… After a red hot Tuesday with some areas enduring triple-digit heat, expect highs in the mid/upper 80s with heat index values near 90. For now, still very warm and humid with a few chances for showers and storms this afternoon.

A more noticeable change Thursday with even cooler temperatures. However, the trade off comes with higher shower and storm chances along with the risk for severe thunderstorms. The main threats will be downpours and gusty winds.

Looking good Friday as we dry out with sunshine and seasonal highs in the mid 80s. Sweltering heat will sweep the area this weekend as heat index values push near 100 degrees!

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms. Lows near 70. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-10

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 24th

1996 F0 Tornado: Westmoreland Co

1996 Severe Thunderstorms: Southeast Virginia – Hail (0.75"-1.75")

Tropical Update

Dolly is now a post-tropical remnant low. The once tropical storm is undergoing a gradual weakening phase, as it continues on a northeast track in the Atlantic more than 400 miles SW of Newfoundland. The maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph with higher gusts. The fourth named storm this year never posed a threat to Hampton Roads. Dolly is expected to dissipate by Thursday morning.