First Warning Forecast: Tracking scattered showers and storms this evening
**The National Weather Service has issued A FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the following counties or areas: Mathews; Gloucester; Virginia Beach; Suffolk; Chesapeake; Norfolk; Portsmouth; Southampton; Franklin (city); James City; Williamsburg; York; Surry; Sussex, VA. This is in effect from 4 pm today through the evening.
We are tracking the chance for some scattered showers and storms this evening as a warm front lifts north of the region. The storm prediction center has most of the area under a level 1 for severe weather, which means an isolated severe storm is not out of the question. Skies will be overcast overnight with temperatures dropping into the mid 70s. We could wake up to some patchy fog, so exercise caution if you have an early morning start.
We are cranking up the heat for the weekend. Highs will soar into the low 90s under clouds and sunshine. We have a slight chance to see some afternoon showers and storms. Giving it a 30 percent chance. Hotter and a bit drier on Sunday. Still keeping a slight 20 percent chance for a shower or storm, but most areas will remain dry and hot. Highs in the low and mid 90s. Both Saturday and Sunday will feel like the triple digits. Make sure you drink plenty of water and take the proper precautions if you are to be outside.
Another chance for some showers and storms to start the work week. Highs in the mid 80s. We’ll cool things down a bit for Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will top out in the low 80s with low rain chances. We’re cranking the heat up again for Thursday and Friday with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s with the chance for some scattered afternoon showers and storms.
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low (Grasses)
UV Index: 10 (Very High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
No new tropical systems are expected.
Meteorologist April Loveland
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