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Tracking the arrival of storms, heat & humidity

Posted at 9:11 AM, Aug 09, 2015

After a stretch of 90° days, we saw a big break in the heat on Friday with highs failing to reach 80°.

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Temperatures will be warmer Sunday with highs back into the mid and upper 80s.  The warming trend will get tempered a bit on Monday and Tuesday with some clouds and scattered storms in the area.

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A series of disturbances and an approaching cold front will bring multiple opportunities for scattered storms.  There will be some batches of storms around Sunday night into Monday morning, later Monday and Monday night, and parts of Tuesday.  Some isolated strong storms will be possible Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening.

Humidity levels will increase on Monday and Tuesday ahead of the cold front.  It will turn less humid mid-week before it turns muggy again next weekend.

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Along with the less humid air, we should see some comfortable low temperatures Wednesday and Thursday nights.  While it will be in the lower 60s in Richmond, many outlying areas will drop into the 50s.  It will not last long, since 90° temperatures will return next weekend.

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