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One More Day of Extreme Heat

Cold Front Brings Some Relief this Weekend
Posted at 11:38 AM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 06:07:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Today will be another dangerously hot and humid day, with a heat advisory in effect for the area. Heat index values will range from 100 to 107 for several straight hours Friday afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon and evening, with a few storms potentially becoming severe.

A cold front will move into the region this weekend, bringing better rain chances to the area, followed by milder air. Flooding will be a concern Saturday with the slow-moving front and moisture-laden atmosphere.

Unsettled weather will continue through the middle of next week as tropical moisture ahead of Fred moves into the region.

Fred is along the northern coast of Cuba and remains a tropical depression. The depression is expected to strengthen back into a tropical storm and move near the western coast of Florida this weekend. A landfall could occur in the Florida panhandle early Monday morning. Fred will weaken as it moves inland, and the moisture will stream into the Mid Atlantic region Tuesday and Tuesday night. Another disturbance is in the central Atlantic, and could develop into Tropical Storm Grace in the coming days as it moves towards the Caribbean.

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

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