Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
An increasing chance for storms… Highs will return to the upper 80s today, just a few degrees above normal for this time of year. With the humidity it will feel like the low 90s this afternoon. We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds through the day with afternoon scattered showers and storms.
Our chances for showers and storms will increase for Wednesday. Expect another round of scattered showers and storms tomorrow afternoon to evening. Highs will reach the mid 80s and it will still be muggy.
Rain chances will drop for Thursday and Friday and we will see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Highs will return to the mid 80s on Thursday but warm to near 90 on Friday.
The summer trend will continue for the holiday weekend. Expect highs in the mid to upper 80s with a heat index in the low to mid 90s. We will see partly cloudy skies with afternoon scattered showers/storms.
Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-10
Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-10
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-10
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)
UV Index: 8 (Very High)
Air Quality: Good (Code green)
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1994 Severe Thunderstorm: Amelia Co, Chesterfield Co, Nottoway Co, Lunenburg Co
2012 Tornado: Mechanicsville (EF-0). Widespread Wind Damage: Richmond to Norfolk
We are watching an area of low pressure is off the coast of North Carolina. Significant development of this system is not anticipated while it moves generally northeast, away from the east coast of the United States and merges with a frontal boundary.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (10%)
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