Storms likely again Saturday

Relief from the Heat Arrives Sunday
Posted at 11:40 AM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 23:43:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Tonight will be warm and muggy with lows in the low to mid 70s. Skies will be variably cloudy and we can't rule out an isolated shower.

Saturday will stay hot and muggy. Highs will be in the upper 80s to around 90 in northern VA, the lower 90s in the metro, and the low to mid 90s in southern VA. The heat index will be near or above 100° for the metro and points south. An approaching cold front from the north will trigger some thunderstorms, starting in northern VA in the early afternoon, and reaching the metro by late afternoon or early evening. These storms will produce torrential downpours, and some storms could be severe with strong wind gusts.

Sunday will be much cooler with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Some showers and storms will be possible, with the best chance in southern VA.

It will remain unsettled Monday and Tuesday with some showers and storms around and highs in the lower 80s.

Highs will warm into the mid and upper 80s for the middle and end of the week.

Fred may regain tropical storm status as it moves near western Florida this weekend, possibly making a landfall in the panhandle on Monday. The moisture will enhance our rain chances Tuesday.

Tropical Depression Seven has formed in the central Atlantic and is heading to the Caribbean along nearly the same track as Fred. The depression is expected to become Tropical Storm Grace in the next day or two. More info is in the CBS 6 Interactive Tropical Tracker.

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