First Warning Forecast: Tracking more heat and humidity into the weekend

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Tracking more heat and humidity into the weekend….Get ready! We’re tracking more heat and humidity over the next couple of days.

As we move through our Friday, it’s going to be a hot and humid one. High temperatures will climb into the low and mid 90s. But because of the humidity, we’ll have heat index values near 100 today. We’ll see a nice mix of sun and clouds. And for now, our rain chances will remain very low.  Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with overnight low temperatures in the mid 70s.

On Saturday, high temperatures will rise into the lower 90s. The humidity will make it feel hotter. Most of the day will be dry under a mix of sun and clouds. We’ll see a nice mix of sun and clouds.

By Sunday, a cold front moves in, giving way to a few showers and storms. We’ll warm into the upper 80s ahead of the front. Behind the front, high temperatures will drop into the low 80s by the beginning of the work week.

 

Today: Sun and Clouds. Most areas dry. Hot & Humid. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: W/SW 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Sun and Clouds. A Little Breezy. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: S/SW 10-15 mph.

 

 

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

 

Tropical Update

A large area of disturbed weather associated with a westward-moving tropical wave is located about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.  This system is gradually becoming better organized, and conditions are forecast to be favorable for a tropical depression to form this weekend or early next week. This disturbance is expected to move toward the west-northwest and then northwest over the central Atlantic during the next several days.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30%

Formation chance through 5 days…high…70%

 

Cloudiness and showers located just north of the northern Leeward Islands are spreading west-northwestward with no signs of organization.  Environmental conditions are not expected to be conducive for significant development.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10%

Formation chance through 5 days…low…10%

 

A small area of disturbed weather associated with a weak low has formed between Cuba and the western Bahamas. This activity is expected to spread westward across southern Florida and the Florida Keys later today and Saturday. Upper-level winds are not favorable for additional development.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10%

Formation chance through 5 days…low…10%

 

 

 

Hurricane Tracker

 

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1927 Heavy Rain: 3.42″ Richmond

2011 Rainfall Totals Tropical Storm Lee after 4 days range 2-7 inches

 

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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