First Warning Forecast: Heat continues, few storms

Posted at 5:36 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 13:16:36-04

KJ's First Warning Forecast

A hot and mainly dry day is being felt across the area. Highs are surging forward into the mid 90s, which is warmer than yesterday. An isolated shower/storm is possible with a slightly higher storm chance later this evening. Meanwhile, heat index values values will top out between 105 and 110 this afternoon.

Wet conditions likely Friday with chances for rain and storm building over the course of the day. The extra cloudiness and rain should trim temperatures down by a few degrees... Still hot, yet not as hot. Weekend storm chances with Saturday being the wetter of the two days. More dry time on Sunday and slightly warmer.

Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to move up the East Coast early next week. Based on the current forecast path, it will be closest to VA/NC later Monday to early Tuesday. The forecast track, strength and local impacts may change slightly as the 9th named storm moves away from the Caribbean this weekend.

Today: Partly Cloudy, “Pop up” Shower/Storm. Highs in the low to mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms. Highs near 90. Winds: SW/N 5-10

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 30th

Tropical Update
Tropical Storm Isaias may have an impact on our local area early next week. Right now, the 9th named storm Isaias is impacting Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic with flash flooding and gusty winds. Isaias is centered about 50 miles SW of Punta Cana and moving NW at 20 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move over Hispaniola today and move near the Southeastern Bahamas by tonight or early Friday. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas Friday night and approach the Northwest Bahamas or southern Florida Friday night and Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some slight weakening is possible as Isaias moves over Hispaniola today. Re-strengthening is forecast on Friday and Friday night. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 310 miles primarily to the north of the center.