RICHMOND, Va. -- Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue into this evening as weak upper-level energy moves over a warm and very humid air mass in place over Virginia. A stationary boundary draped over central Virginia will aid in the development of these storms today into Saturday, with a low-end threat for severe weather. The boundary will slowly lift back to the north during the day Saturday, allowing warmer conditions to return to areas that were milder today. Sunday will be a hot and humid day, with only low chances for showers and storms in the afternoon.
Hurricane Isaias is currently moving through the Bahamas and will have the potential to impact our weather in central Virginia early next week. Model guidance has actually gotten more diverse over the past 24 hours with the track, rather than showing more of a consensus. The National Hurricane Center track takes it close to the FL coast and then has it making a landfall along the NC OBX. This track would bring only a glancing blow to central VA, with some wind and rain in Hampton Roads and eastern parts of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. There is also the possibility that Isaias could make landfall in south FL and then weaken considerably, with the remnant moisture being pulled into VA as an upper-level trough moves through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. This scenario would result in a rainy day for VA, but otherwise no other disruptive weather. A deep upper-level trough centered over the Great Lakes will keep enough lift over the Mid-Atlantic for at least low rain chances each day next week. Stay with CBS 6, The Weather Authority.
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