RICHMOND, Va. -- Lighter rain will stick around this morning before drier air work in by midday. A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect until midday Friday. Skies will gradually clear during the afternoon, with clear skies by Saturday morning.
Sunshine and cool weather is expected this weekend, with highs remaining in the 60s. We could fall into the 40s in Richmond for the first time this late summer/early fall Sunday morning.
A persistent northeasterly wind will result in moderate to major flooding in the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Hampton Roads Saturday through Monday. Water levels could reach 2 to 3 feet above normal tide levels, which would be the most significant flooding in the area in 5 years.
Strong high pressure will become entrenched over the eastern U.S. next week, continuing our stretch of mild and dry weather through at least Friday.
Hurricane Teddy is now a very dangerous category 4 hurricane, and will continue to track to the northwest towards Bermuda. A strong tropical wave is off the west coast of Africa and will likely become a named storm. There is also a disturbance is in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico that has a very good chance of becoming a named storm. The next named storm will be called Wilfred, which is the end of the official name list. The next named storm after Wilfred will be the Greek letter Alpha. More details can be found in the CBS 6 Tropical Tracker.
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