First Warning Forecast: More storms and a severe threat to end the week

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Posted at 4:57 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 08:54:53-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Thunderstorms to end the work week… We are back to a more typical summer pattern with heat, humidity, and storms. We will see sunshine this morning with clouds building by midday. Scattered showers and storms will pop up this afternoon to evening. Highs will return to near 90 today with an afternoon heat index in the mid to upper 90s.

Expect more clouds and bigger chances for rain and storms for Thursday and Friday as a cold front stalls out over the Mid-Atlantic. Severe storms are possible tomorrow afternoon to evening, with the potential for damaging wind gusts and localized flooding. Highs will linger in the upper 80s both days with a heat index in the low to mid 90s.

Scattered showers and storms will return for Saturday, but rain chances will drop for Sunday. Highs will return to the upper 80 to near 90 through the weekend and early next week.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs near 90. Winds: SW/S 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Showers/Storms. Highs I the upper 80s. Winds: S 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 5th

2003 Severe Thunderstorm Wind Damage Southeast VA

Tropical Update

Isaias is now a post-tropical cyclone over Canada. It is expected to dissipate over southeastern Canada on Thursday.

We are tracking a small, well-defined low pressure system located a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. The low has been nearly stationary during the past several hours, but it is forecast to drift SW during the next couple of days. Any development of this disturbance should be slow to occur due to dry air and increasing upper-level winds.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (10%)

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