Increasing Heat & HumidityJune 3rd, 2014 at 9:24 am by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
We started off a good 10-15 degrees warmer this morning compared to the 40s and 50s that we saw yesterday morning. Here are the low temperatures that were recorded across Hampton Roads.
As the title suggests, we are going to see increasing heat and humidity today. High pressure has moved to our southeast, allowing the wind to turn more out of the southwest. These southwest winds will help warm us up this afternoon as highs rise into the mid to upper 80s.
Humidity levels will be on the rise too. Yesterday, dew point readings were in the 40s and we are already seeing dew points in the 50s this morning. We will likely see dew point readings in the 60s this afternoon, so you should feel that slight increase in humidity. There is a wind shift line located to our west. This boundary is sparking off scattered showers across parts of West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. This wind shift line will move through Hampton Roads this evening and this boundary should be a focal point for showers and storms anytime after 5 PM. The rain will be hit or miss, so many folks may miss out. Here is what our Future Trak model has at 7 PM.
Best chance for rain will be between 7-10 tonight. Here are this evening’s rain chances.
All rain will come to an end shortly after midnight tonight. I just want to remind everyone that the rip current risk is high across the Outer Banks and at a moderate risk in Virginia Beach today, especially during times of low tide. Make sure you know how to escape a rip current (swim parallel to the shore until you escape the strong current, then swim back toward the shore). So while it is a good beach day, the water can be dangerous. NOAA has great tips and videos on how to identify a rip current and how to stay safe in the water.
More heat and humidity is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Storm chances really increase on Thursday ahead of a cold front.
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona