First Warning Forecast: Another hot and humid week

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Posted at 5:18 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 08:40:07-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Another hot and humid week… Temperatures will climb to the low 90s this afternoon, about 5 degrees above normal for this time of year. With the humidity, afternoon heat index values will reach the upper 90s to near 100. We will see a nice mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today. An isolated shower/storm could pop up this afternoon to early evening.

Highs will reach to near 90 tomorrow afternoon with a heat index in the mid to upper 90s. We will see a mix of sun and clouds with another isolated shower/storm possible.

Rain and storm chances will pick up for the second half of the week as an area of low pressure slowly moves over the Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic. We will see more clouds, showers, and storms for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Highs will dip to the mid 80s for midweek but it will still be muggy.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy, Isolated Shower/Storm. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: S 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy, Isolated Shower/Storm. Highs near 90. Winds: S 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 6th

1969 F2 Tornado: Prince George Co

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Edouard expected to become post-tropical later today. Edouard is centered about 530 miles south of Newfoundland and moving quickly northeast. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little significant change in strength is forecast before Edouard is forecast to become post-tropical later today or tonight.

We are tracking a small low pressure system near the coast of the Florida Panhandle. This system is expected to evolve into a larger low pressure system and move northeast, possibly emerging offshore of the Carolinas later this week where environmental conditions are expected to be more conducive for development.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (40%)

We are watching a strong tropical wave, centered about 650 miles east of the Windward Islands. Some slight development of this system is possible today before environmental conditions become hostile for development on Tuesday. The wave is forecast to move through the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (10%)

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