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More heat and humidity with scattered storms

Posted at 5:20 AM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-29 17:32:27-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- It's another warm and muggy night across central Virginia, with some storms producing heavy rain to the north and west of Richmond. A few of these storms will move across the metro area overnight, with low temperatures mainly in the low to mid 70s.

A front will try and move through eastern VA on Sunday. Highs near the coast will be in the mid to upper 80s, but will reach the lower 90s in many locations from the metro area south. The heat index across the metro will be in the 98° to 102° range. An isolated storm is possible in the afternoon, mostly in northern and western VA. Once again, there's the threat for scattered storms during the evening area-wide.

The heat will intensify a bit again on Monday, with highs back in the low to mid 90s. The heat index will be 100°-105°+. A few scattered storms are once again possible.

An approaching front will keep the threat of scattered storms on Tuesday. Highs will be in the lower 90s.

Hurricane Ida will continue moving northwestward through the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane on Sunday. Ida should make landfall in Louisiana later Sunday or Sunday night, with potential maximum wind speeds of 140 mph or higher. Rainfall of 10-15"+ will occur in along in Louisiana, and a storm surge of 7-15 feet is possible. More info is in the CBS 6 Interactive Tropical Tracker.

Once inland, Ida will weaken, and the remnants will approach our area late Wednesday into early Thursday with some rain.

Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 80s, and in the lower 80s Thursday and Friday.

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