RICHMOND, Va. -- Periods of moderate to heavy rain will continue this morning through at least the early afternoon, as a seasonally strong cold front moves through the region. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches will be possible, and a flash flood watch will remain in effect until 6 PM . The cold front will move through Richmond this morning, with slowly falling temperatures throughout the day behind the front. The heaviest rain will occur near the front during the morning, but showers will still be possible into the afternoon. The James River will be cresting on Friday.
James River @ Westham will crest over 19ft. on Friday for Moderate flooding.
A few showers will again be possible on Friday, especially across southern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Saturday will be a mostly sunny and cool day, with increasing clouds and milder weather expected Sunday. Another cold front will move through Virginia Sunday night, bringing a brief round of rain followed by cooler weather on Monday. Most of next week appears dry and seasonal.
Tropical storm Eta continues to head towards the west coast of Florida, while Theta heads eastward towards Europe. A third disturbance in the eastern Caribbean has a high chance of becoming our next named storm (Iota) in the next few days as it drifts westward.
More info is in the CBS 6 Interactive Tropical Tracker. Stay with CBS 6, The Weather Authority
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