Still hot but much less humid Tuesday

High heat and humidity returns to the area Wednesday
Posted at 6:39 AM, Jun 24, 2024

RICHMOND, Va. -- Tonight will be clear and much milder, with lows in the low 60s.

Tuesday will be sunny and hot but with low humidity. The heat and humidity will surge again on Wednesday, with afternoon highs in the upper 90s and a potential heat index up to 105°. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be possible.

Another front will move through on Thursday with a few scattered storms possible. Behind this front, it will be less humid for Friday, but highs will still be in the low 90s.

There will be plenty of heat and humidity this weekend, with highs in the low to mid 90s. A thunderstorm or two will be possible Saturday, with a higher threat for storms on Sunday.

Parts of the state are now over three inches below normal for June rainfall. The latest drought monitor shows 96% of Virginia as "abnormally dry", and within the last week, one-quarter of the state is now classified as "moderate drought". This includes part of the Eastern Shore, and areas well west of I-95.


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