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Hot with a few storms Sunday

Posted at 5:06 AM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 23:57:28-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Skies will be partly cloudy overnight. It will be warm and humid, with lows ranging from the upper 60s to the mid 70s.

A “cool” front will approach the area tomorrow afternoon. A few scattered thunderstorms are likely to develop and some of the storms may be severe with strong gusts during the afternoon and early evening. It will be hot and humid with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. There’s also an air quality alert (code orange) in effect due to some of the Saharan dust layer filtering into central Virginia. This means the air quality could be “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” people with respiratory or heart disease, as well as the elderly and some children. The alert is in effect for Richmond extending down to the Tri-Cities from 8AM until midnight Sunday.

The front will move south of the area on Monday, taking the rain chances away to begin the new week. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s.

Tuesday should be mainly dry, with just the risk of an isolated thunderstorm later in the day. Wednesday and Thursday will feature the possibility of scattered storms each afternoon and evening. Highs will range from the mid 80s to the low 90s, and overnight lows will be near 70. We should dry out again on Friday.

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