First Warning Forecast: Heat & humidity climbing to end the week

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Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 13:58:58-04

KJ’s First Warning Forecast

Summer at its finest - sunny, less humid and little to no chances of rain.

Beautiful blue skies this Thursday afternoon with near normal highs for mid-July. Near 90 today with a stray shower possible, but rain chances are slim until late Friday.

Rising heat, humidity and storm chances are the next round of changes as we approach the weekend. A three-degree bump in temperatures from today to tomorrow afternoon. However, most noticeable will be the added humidity as it begins to feel more like 100 to 105 from Friday to Sunday.

In addition, watch for scattered shower and storm chances this weekend during the afternoon and early evening hours. Meanwhile, partly cloudy along with warm mornings and steaming hot afternoons.

Today: A Few Clouds. Highs near 90. Winds: SE 5-15

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SE/S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: S 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 16th

1967 F2 Tornado: Perquimans Co

2007 Microburst Wind Damage: Louisa County. Winds 70-90 mph estimated

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time