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High Heat and Humidity on the Way

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 07:02:13-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Today will be another typical hot and humid July day, with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s.An isolated shower or storm will be possible. An upper-level trough will move north of the area, likely not providing any reprieve from the heat.

Ridging will commence Friday, with both the heat and humidity increasing over the area a winds veer to southwesterly. The heat index will approach 100 degrees in Richmond Friday afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible as this combination of hot and humid weather produces a moderately unstable environment.

Our weather will get even hotter and more humid this weekend, with highs in the mid 90s, and heat index values in the range of 100 to 105. A few storms will be possible Saturday, with only a slim chance on Sunday.

The heat and humidity will continue through the first half of next week, but an approaching upper-level trough will bring us a better chance for storms each day.

There are no significant tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Basin.

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