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Hot and humid Father's Day

Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-19 23:54:59-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Skies will be variably cloudy overnight, and it will be very warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Father's Day will be partly sunny, hot and more humid. Highs will be in the lower 90s again away from the coast. An isolated storm is possible in the metro, but scattered storms will mainly be across northwestern VA, and in far southeastern VA.

Tropical Storm Claudette made landfall along the Gulf Coast Saturday morning. It has been downgraded to a tropical depression and will track northeast through the Carolinas Sunday into Monday. It is expected to regain tropical storm status and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect along the North Carolina coast. The heavier rain will stay in North Carolina, but we may catch a pop-up shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon. It will be quite hot, with highs will be in lower and middle 90s.

A cold front will move into the area on Tuesday, increasing the threat for more widespread showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong with damaging wind gusts. It will be muggy with highs in the upper 80s.

Cooler and less humid air will return midweek. Highs Wednesday will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s, and lows Wednesday night will be in the 50s.

Highs will warm through the 80s the remainder of the week.

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