RICHMOND, Va. -- A weak upper-level wave will traverse the region this evening, increasing our chance for showers and thunderstorms. A few storms will be strong to severe, with damaging wind gusts being the primary threat.
Slight cooling of the mid-levels of the atmosphere will occur on Friday and Saturday, keeping our highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Scattered storms will develop Friday afternoon, with lower chances for storms on Saturday.
The heat ridge will redevelop Sunday through Tuesday, with mid to upper 90s and heat index values over 100 degrees each afternoon. A strong upper-level trough will move southeastward by midweek, bringing us a chance for storms and potentially milder weather. The cold front associated with this trough could stall and eventually wash out in Virginia.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo is still on track to become a hurricane over the south-central Atlantic in the next day or two. Tropical Depression Eight in the central Gulf of Mexico should become Tropical Storm Hanna in the next 24 hours.
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