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Hot and Humid Weather Continues

Scattered Storms Possible Each Day
Posted at 5:15 AM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 06:08:58-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A hot and humid air mass will remain in place over the region for the rest of the work week, with heat index values exceeding 100 degrees for several hours each afternoon. A few thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon, with damaging winds accompanying the most intense storms.

Rain chances will increase this weekend as a slow-moving cold front enters Virginia. The front will bring all areas a better chance of rain as well as milder conditions.

Tropical Storm Fred has developed and is approaching the Dominican Republic. The forecast track takes the storm across the far southern Atlantic and through the Florida Straits this weekend. In addition to Fred, there is another system off the west coast of Africa that has a slim chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 5 days. If that system does strengthen, it will be named Grace.

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