RICHMOND, Va. -- Sally is now a tropical storm, and further weakening will occur tonight through Thursday as the system moves through Alabama and Georgia. Rain from Sally will overspread much of Virginia Thursday, with the heaviest rain coming Thursday night, especially across Southside Virginia and Hampton Roads where a flash flood watch is in effect. The rain will taper early Friday as a cold front approaches the area.
Strong high pressure will settle into the region this weekend, with a reinforcing shot of cool air early next week. This pattern will bring a true taste of Fall to the area, with chilly nights and mild afternoons. Conditions will gradually warm by the middle of next week, but dry weather will continue.
Hurricane Teddy is east of the Leeward Islands, and is expected to become a major hurricane as it tracks to the northwest towards Bermuda. Tropical Storm Vicky is in the far eastern Atlantic and will weaken. A strong tropical wave is off the west coast of Africa and will likely become a named storm. There is also a disturbance is in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The next named storm will be called Wilfred, which is the end of the official name list. The next named storm after Wilfred will be the Greek letter Alpha. More details are in the CBS 6 Tropical Tracker.
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