Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Extreme heat today, a break for the weekend

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

*** A Heat Advisory is in effect until 8 PM for the Southside, Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Eastern Shore, and most of Northeastern North Carolina. Temperatures will climb into the mid and upper 90s with heat index values from 105 to 110.***

 

Another day of extreme heat… Highs will climb into the mid and upper 90s this afternoon. With the humidity, heat index values will top out between 105 and 110. Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with more sun in the morning and more clouds in the afternoon. A “pop-up” shower or storm is possible this afternoon and early evening. The chance for showers and storms will increase tonight as a cold front moves in. Severe storms are possible with gusty winds, hail, and heavy downpours possible.

 

Behind the cold front, temperatures will drop for the weekend. It will still be humid but highs will drop to near 90 on Saturday. Afternoon heat index values will be near 100. The cold front will stall out to our south, keeping clouds and rain in the mix. We will see a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms for the afternoon and early evening. Highs will drop into the mid and upper 80s on Sunday with lower humidity. With the front still to our south, we will see a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms.

 

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the mid to upper 90s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-10

 

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

 

Tropical Update

No tropical activity

 

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 14th

1963 F2 Tornado: Pasquotank Co

2000 F0 Tornado: Middlesex Co, F0 Tornado Mathews Co

2004 F0 Tornado: Virginia Beach

 

 

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