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Hot & muggy with strong storms possible

Posted at 5:26 AM, Aug 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 18:22:13-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A cold front moving in from the north will trigger thunderstorms. These will develop in northwestern Virginia, then track southward into the metro by the evening. Due to the muggy conditions, storms will produce torrential downpours, and some poor-drainage flooding is possible. Storms may also be severe with damaging gusts. Storms will exit to the southeast towards late evening. Another round of storms are expected late tonight and wrapping up near the midnight hour.

Sunday and Monday will remain muggy, but will be cooler with highs ranging from the upper 70s to the mid 80s. The cold front will be located just to our south, and this will keep the threat of some showers and storms around, especially closer to the North Carolina border.

It will remain muggy the rest of the week with some storms possible each day. Highs will warm into the upper 80s by late-week.

Tropics: Fred has weakened considerably and is located just north of western Cuba. It is expected to strengthen this weekend as it stays west of the Florida coast. Landfall is expected near the Florida/Alabama border on Monday. The moisture from Fred will stream up into our region, enhancing the threat of rain the first part of the week.

Tropical Storm Grace is approaching the Lesser Antilles. The forecast path will take it over Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, very similar to Fred's path. It should be near southern Florida by Wednesday night or Thursday.

More info is available in the CBS 6 Interactive Tropical Tracker.

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