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First Warning Forecast: Heat index climbing to near 100

Posted at 5:04 AM, Jun 23, 2020

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

More heat, humidity, and storms… Today will be the hottest day of the week. Highs will warm to the low and mid 90s this afternoon. Heat index values will reach the upper 90s to near 100 for some spots. Expect partly cloudy skies through the day with scattered showers and storms popping up this afternoon to evening. Strong to severe storms are possible with heavy downpours and gusty winds.

Highs will drop to the upper 80s tomorrow and to the mid 80s on Thursday. It will still be muggy so it will feel like the low 90s each afternoon. We will see a mix of clouds both days with afternoon scattered showers and storms.

Expect more sunshine and lower rain chances for Friday and this weekend. Highs will climb back to the 90s and humidity will build, especially for Sunday.

Today: Partly Cloudy, PM Showers/Storms. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Evening Showers/Storms. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

June 23rd

Tropical Update
Tropical Storm Dolly forms over the north Atlantic. Subtropical Depression Four has strengthened, and maximum sustained winds are now 45 mph with higher gusts. In addition, the wind field has contracted, and the system has made a transition to a tropical storm.
Dolly is forecast to weaken and lose tropical characteristics as it tracks northeast over the next few days.

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