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First Warning Forecast: A stretch of heat, humidity, and storms

Posted at 5:26 AM, Jun 04, 2020

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Summer-like heat and storms… Highs will return to the low 90s today, about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds through the day with scattered showers and storms popping up late this afternoon to early evening. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds and heavy downpours.

Our summer-like and unsettled stretch will continue for Friday and Saturday. Expect highs in the upper 80s with more humidity. We will see scattered showers and storms both days.

Sunday looks like the best pick of the weekend. We will see mostly sunny skies and highs will cool to the upper 70s with lower humidity.

Today: Sun & Clouds, PM Shower/Storm. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Shower/Storm. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW 10-20

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium (Grasses, Oak)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

June 4th

1817 Tornadoes: Henrico Co, King William Co

1834 Tornado South Central Virginia

1985 Severe Thunderstorms: Northeast NC 1.00"-3.75" Hail

Tropical Update

Cristobal weakens to a tropical depression over eastern Mexico. The center of Cristobal will move over northwestern Guatemala and eastern Mexico today and tonight. The center is forecast to move back over the southern Gulf of Mexico Friday, then track north over the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Cristobal will approach the U.S. Gulf Coast Sunday night.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through tonight. Re-intensification is expected to begin on Friday.

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