Hot and muggy pattern rages on

Posted at 11:31 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 06:57:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Today will be another in a series of hot, and very humid days, with high temps in the mid 90s along with very high humidity.

Our hot and muggy pattern will continue into early next week. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s, and the afternoon heat index will break 100 in many locations.

An isolated storm may be possible well north of Richmond later today. It looks light we may have a better chance after sunset Saturday.

A cold front will approach the area Tuesday into Wednesday, at the same time as tropical moisture approaches from the west and southwest. This will increase rain chances into mid-week, and bring some cooler temperatures.

Tropics: Tropical Storm Ida is located near Jamaica. It will track northwestward into the Gulf Of Mexico, and it is expected to strengthen into a hurricane. Ida will track through the central Gulf, and the forecast landfall is along the Louisiana coast on Sunday. A lot with the track may change, and potential landfall could include anywhere from eastern Texas to Alabama. More info is available in the CBS 6 Interactive Tropical Tracker.

Other disturbances are being monitored in the central and eastern Atlantic. Both show signs of development, but they will not track towards the Caribbean or the United States.


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