First Warning Forecast
High heat, humidity and storm chances will continue into Saturday. Upper 80s this Friday afternoon, yet it feels like 90-degree heat once you factor in humidity. Watch for building storm chances this afternoon, evening and a few showers and storms overnight. The risk for strong to severe storms is isolated and mainly inland closer to Interstate 95.
Weekend outlook, the best shower and storm chances will arrive Saturday afternoon. Expect some dry time early along with rising heat ahead of the approaching cold front. The late day cold front will enhance shower and storm chances as it crosses the area.
A refreshing end to the weekend with drier and less humid conditions Sunday. Highs will only reach the upper 70s, which is going to be a 10 to 15 degree drop since Wednesday. Looking ahead, similar conditions are expected for early next week with highs near 80 and little rain chances.
Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW 10-15
Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Shower/Storm. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SW 5-15
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-10
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)
UV Index: 9 (Very High)
Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)
Mosquitoes: Very High
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1985 Severe Weather: Central Virginia, Virginia Beach
Cristobal strengthens to a tropical storm after briefly downgrading to a depression. Tropical Storm Cristobal is pulling away from the Yucatan Peninsula. The center of Cristobal will move back over the southern Gulf of Mexico this evening, over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, and approach the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is expected this weekend while it continues towards the mouth of the Mississippi River.