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Flood threat continues tonight

Hot and humid weather will continue through the weekend
Posted at 7:43 AM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 20:34:00-04

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Slow-moving storms will continue over the next few hours, and the threat for flooding will continue. Storms will decrease later this evening and overnight. It will stay muggy overnight with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Clouds will give way to sunshine during Saturday. There could be a passing shower in the morning, with some scattered storms in the afternoon. Rain chances will be higher in western VA. Once again, any storm that develops will produce heavy rainfall. Highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, and the heat index will be near or a little above 100°.

Sunday will be partly cloudy, hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s. The heat index will be over 100°. An isolated storm is possible in a couple of spots, with scattered storms closer to I-81.

It will be hot and humid Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low to mid 90s, and a heat index of 100-105°+.

Thunderstorm chances will increase Wednesday into Thursday. Highs will be in the lower 90s Wednesday, but the heat will break a bit with highs in the 80s for the second half of next week.

The tropics are quiet. The peak of hurricane season is in early September, and activity in the Atlantic basin is expected to pick up in the next few weeks.

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