Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Heat index climbing to near 100

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Heating up… We will warm to the mid 80s today, a few degrees above normal for this time of year. With the humidity, it will feel more like 90 this afternoon.  We will see mostly sunny skies today with just a few clouds blending in.

Thursday will be the warmest day of the week with highs climbing to near 90. With the humidity, it will feel more like the mid to upper 90s tomorrow afternoon. Scattered showers and storms will fire up in the afternoon to evening. Scattered showers will linger through Friday with a mix of clouds. Highs will drop to the low 80s on Friday.

We will see a mix of clouds this weekend with isolated showers/storms possible. Highs will warm to the mid 80s and it will be muggy.


Today: AM Fog, A Few Clouds. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-10

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows near 70. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, PM Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs near 90. Winds: S 5-10


Weather & Health 

Pollen: Medium-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 11th

1883 Heavy Rain: 2.66″ Norfolk


Tropical Update

Widespread cloudiness and showers extending from the southeastern Bahamas over the southwestern Atlantic for a few hundred miles are associated with a surface trough of low pressure. Limited development of this system is anticipated today or tomorrow, however conditions are forecast to become a little more favorable for development over the weekend, and a tropical depression could form as the disturbance moves slowly toward the WNW across the Florida Straits or South Florida and over the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)


A broad low pressure system, associated with a tropical wave, is located about 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. This disturbance is accompanied by a large but disorganized area of cloudiness and thunderstorms. This system is forecast to move west toward unfavorable upper-level winds for tropical cyclone formation.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (10%)


A tropical wave located between the west coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands is forecast to move quickly west during the next several days. Some slow development is possible over the weekend or early next week when the system is moving over the tropical Atlantic.

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

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)



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