RICHMOND, Va. -- Today will be another very hot and humid day, with many areas likely under a Heat Advisory once again. An upper-level trough will approach the region from the west during the afternoon and evening, giving the atmosphere a little more support for strong to severe thunderstorms. The primary severe threat will be damaging wind gusts.
Slightly less-hot weather is expected Thursday and Friday, but the heat index will still approach or exceed 100 degrees for a few hours each afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms will likely develop each day as upper-level energy remains over the region.
The high pressure ridge responsible for the current heat wave will reload late this weekend, with another run of high heat and humidity into next week. There is the potential for a substantial cold front to pass through the area around Wednesday of next week, which could bring us a noticeable break from the heat.
There are two disturbances of note in the tropics, one in the Gulf and Tropical Depression Seven south-central Atlantic. The disturbance in the Gulf has a moderate chance of tropical storm development over the next 5 days, while Tropical Depression Seven could become a tropical storm in the next few days. The next name on the list is Gonzalo.
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