First Warning Forecast: Severe thunderstorm threat today, more storms tomorrow

Posted at 5:08 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 08:51:13-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Severe thunderstorm threat… Expect scattered showers and storms today as a front lingers over the region. We will see a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies through the day with the biggest chance for rain and storms this afternoon to evening. Severe storms are possible, with the potential for damaging wind gusts and localized flooding. Highs will reach the upper 80s today with a heat index in the low to mid 90s.

Friday will look and feel a lot like today. We will see a mix of clouds with scattered showers and storms. Highs will return to the upper 80s with a heat index in the upper 90s.

Scattered showers and storms will return for Saturday, but rain chances will drop for Sunday with more sunshine mixing in. Highs will remain in the upper 80 to near 90 through the weekend with afternoon heat index values in the mid 90s.

Today: Mix of Clouds, Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: S/SE 5-10

Tonight: Mix of Clouds, Showers/Storms. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SE/S 5-10

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

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 6th

1918 Richmond High Temp: 107

1986 F1 Tornado: Nottoway Co

1993 Historic Tornado Outbreak: Central Virginia, Southeast Virginia

Tropical Update

We are tracking a small low pressure system located a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. This low is expected to drift WSW during the next couple of days. Any development of this disturbance should be slow to occur, and dry air and increasing upper-level winds are expected to cause it to dissipate over the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (near 0%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (near 0%)

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