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When storms will return after brief break from the rain

Posted at 8:13 AM, Jul 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-12 12:50:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Occasional showers and storms helped produce over one inch of rain across parts of central and eastern Virginia on Saturday, with isolated rain totals of around three inches.

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Precip Totals

The clouds and rainfall kept high temperatures in the upper 70s at Richmond International Airport, making it the coolest day since early June.

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Saturday Stats

Sunshine will boost highs back a bit closer to normal Sunday, and we will see highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s for the majority of the 7-day forecast.  After moderate levels of humidity Sunday afternoon, it will be muggy again for most of the week.

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Almanac

Clusters of storms will return Monday and Tuesday, possibly beginning before daybreak Monday.  A few isolated stronger storms are possible Monday, especially southwest of the metro.  The dynamics for severe storms will be higher on Tuesday, and Tuesday afternoon and evening look to be our best chance of seeing the potential for severe weather.  With the humidity being high again, any storm that does develop will produce torrential downpours.