Still Hot And Humid. Just a Tad Better.

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Yesterday was HOT!  High temps were in the low-mid 90s with some upper 90s inland. Norfolk International Airport hit 94 degrees. 

The heat index reached between 104 and 110 degrees. A heat advisory was in effect. Today will still be hot and humid, but it should be slightly better.  (And I do mean slightly!).  High pressure is slowly sliding east/northeast.

  This will allow the surface winds to come in out of the east (onshore breeze).  It won’t be a strong breeze, but it should be enough to cool down coastal areas and part of Hampton Roads.  High temps will be in the upper 80s to near 90 along the coast, low 90s in Hampton Roads, and in the mid 90s inland.  Dew points have also dropped just a bit.  They are mostly in the low-mid 70s.  Yesterday they were in the mid-upper 70s.  The heat index will rise to 99-103 degrees for most locations.  It might reach 105 in some hotter inland areas. As of this writing we are outside of the heat advisory.  It is just off to our northwest.  However, some of our inland locations may have an advisory posted later today.  Stay tuned!

The high pressure area will be close enough that we’ll have partly cloudy skies and no rain showers.   Overnight the breeze will increase a bit out of the east. This will pull in some more clouds from the ocean.  By tomorrow morning we may even have a couple of isolated showers.  We’ll have a few more hit-or-miss showers tomorrow during the midday and the early afternoon.  We’ll have partly to mostly cloudy skies otherwise.  Winds will be out of the east at 5-15mph.   Between the breeze, the clouds, and the few showers, we’ll have milder temps tomorrow.  Highs will be in the upper 80s.  It will still feel like the 90s with the heat index.  

We’ll have similar weather on Thursday except there will be a little better chance for some scattered showers.  We’ll heat up on Friday back into the low 90s.  There will be some scattered showers and storms later in the day.  A cold front will move into the region Friday night into Saturday morning.  There will be showers and storms along the front.  However, the models are now showing the rain to move out after Saturday morning.  Keep in mind that this time of year cold fronts are notorious for stalling out.  Either way high temps should drop to the low 80s both Saturday and Sunday.  The humidity should drop as well.  Especially on Sunday.  Stay tuned for updates if you have outdoor plans. 

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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