Heat AdvisoryJuly 18th, 2013 at 4:02 pm by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
There isn’t too much of an update to the forecast today. So this will be a short blog. Dun dun duhhh! There is one important piece of information though. There is a Heat Advisory for part of the viewing area (orange area on map).
The National Weather Service in Wakefield put this out this morning. It is in effect until 6pm. Some counties/cities could be added later today. The region will see temperatures in the low/mid 90s with a few upper 90s inland. The heat indices will be over 100. In the orange area the heat index will be between 105-108 for at least a couple of hours. I think even outside of the orange zone there will be cities with a heat index above 105 for a while. The winds will be light today. So that won’t help. It will be a little cooler near the shore. Tomorrow it looks like the wind will be a little stronger and more consistent out of the southwest. So while the breeze will be nice, the wind should be strong enough to stop the sea breeze from happening.
We will start to cool down on Sunday as a cold front arrives and brings us a higher chance for showers and storms.
One last quick thing…I looked at the sea nettles forecast from NWS. It looks to me like the jellyfish are starting to move south down the Chesapeake Bay. That makes sense with the hotter temperatures. I wonder if they will start to increase along the oceanfront soon.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler