Flash Flood Watch in effect

Severe Weather Possible Today
Posted at 12:53 PM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 14:00:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Tropical moisture will continue to move into the region as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred moves along the Appalachians today. A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect for the Richmond Metro Area and surrounding counties until 8 PM this evening.

Areas of heavy rain will develop anytime from late morning through afternoon. Brief heavy downpours will be capable of causing Flash Flooding. The potential for a few tornadoes to develop during this time frame will be possible as well. High temperatures will be muggy in the mid 80s this afternoon.

Widely scattered showers and storms will be a fixture in our weather Thursday through the weekend, with seasonally hot and humid conditions.

Grace became the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Basin this morning near the Cayman Islands and will continue to move through the northern Caribbean, with a likely landfall in the Yucatán Peninsula. Tropical Storm Henri remains near Bermuda, and still expected to loop back to the north and east over the next few days, remaining well offshore.

More info can be found in the CBS 6 Interactive Tropical Tracker.

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