First Warning Forecast: Extreme heat today, more storms tomorrow

Posted at 4:56 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 11:36:21-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Another day of extreme heat… Today will look and feel a lot like yesterday. High temperatures will return to the upper 90s today. Afternoon heat index values will reach 105 to 110. We will see a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today. A scattered shower/storm will “pop up” this afternoon but rain will not be widespread.

Rain and storm chances will increase for the second half of the week as a cold front moves in and stalls out. Expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies tomorrow with scattered showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon to evening. High temperatures will slide to the low 90s.

Scattered showers and storms will continue for Thursday and Friday with a mix of clouds. High temperatures will remain in the low 90s to upper 80s, closer to normal for this time of year.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy, Afternoon “Pop-Up” Storms. Highs in the upper 90s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 28th

2004 Flash Flooding: Worcester Co, Accomack Co

Tropical Update
Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is centered about 585 miles ESE of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 23 mph. On the forecast track, the system is forecast to move through the Leeward Islands on Wednesday, and near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday night, and near or over Hispaniola on Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and the system is forecast to become a tropical storm tonight or Wednesday.

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