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Storms Will Become More Numerous this Week

Tropical Depression Eleven has formed in the Atlantic
Posted at 3:22 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 18:13:02-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through early evening, with the strongest storms producing frequent lightning and heavy rainfall that could result in localized flooding.

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonight and tomorrow night as the Earth moves through the leftover debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. The best viewing times on both night will be between midnight and when the Moon rises. Expect to see as many as 40 meteors per hour under clear skies away from city lights. Look overhead, slightly facing towards the northeast.

Wednesday will be another seasonally hot and humid day, with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s, with scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The chances for rain will increase Thursday through Saturday as upper-level energy increases over the region. The severe weather threat will remain low, but any storms will have the potential to produce localized flooding given the high ground moisture.

The pattern looks drier early next week, with highs remaining in the 80s.

The disturbance in the central Atlantic has become better organized over the past 24 hours, and could become a tropical depression or a tropical storm tonight or tomorrow. The next name on the list is Josephine.

Stay with CBS 6, The Weather Authority.

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