First Warning Forecast: Hot & humid again today, tracking more rain and storms

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Posted at 5:16 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 11:18:50-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

More heat, humidity, and storms… Temperatures will reach to near 90 this afternoon with a heat index in the mid to upper 90s. We will see a mix of sun and clouds again today with a scattered shower/storm possible, mainly this afternoon to early evening.

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 (40% Wednesday, 60% Thursday, 50% Friday). Highs will dip to the mid 80s by Thursday, but it will still be muggy.

Saturday will be extremely hot and humid! Highs will climb to the low 90s with afternoon heat index values reaching 100+. Scattered shower and storm chances will linger into the weekend.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs near 90. Winds: S 5-15

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

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SE 5-15

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 7th

2005 Tornado Outbreak: Central VA

Tropical Update

We are tracking an area of low pressure located over central Georgia. This system is expected to move generally northeast toward the coast of the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic states later this week. Some development of this system is possible late this week if it moves over water. Regardless of development, the low is forecast to produce locally heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding across portions of the southeastern U.S. during the next couple of days.

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

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

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