First Warning Forecast: Summer-like heat, humidity and storms
All about the heat... 90s today and tomorrow will make for the hottest days so far this year. Hot and dry this afternoon and evening, but plan on a few showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening after a sunny start to the day. One or two storms may become strong to severe Thursday.
The summer-like pattern will last for both Friday and Saturday. Expect highs in the upper 80s with scattered storms. Be sure to stay cool, hydrated and take necessary breaks if you're working outside. The next few days are going to be 10 to 15 degrees warmer than yesterday along with heavier conditions.
The best pick of the weekend goes to Sunday with sunny skies, slightly cooler and less humid.
Today: Mostly Sunny, Breezy. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW 10-15G25
Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Breezy. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 10-15
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, PM Showers/Storms, Breezy. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW 10-15
Weather & Health
Pollen: Medium (Grasses, Oak)
UV Index: 7 (High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1978 F2 Tornado: Bertie Co
1997 Coastal Flooding: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth
Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to move over land in Mexico. Cristobal made landfall in the state of Campeche just to the west of the city Ciudad del Carmen in Mexico. The tropical system is producing heavy rainfall and life-threatening flooding. A gradual weakening phase is expected as the center interacts with land. The center of the storm is forecast to move back over the Gulf of Mexico by Friday and track north over the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. A second landfall is expected along the U.S. Gulf Coast Sunday/Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Cristobal will likely become a tropical depression by Thursday evening. Some re-strengthening is expected to begin on Friday.