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Warm weather continues today

Posted at 5:26 AM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:41:29-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The warm trend continues today, with highs in the mid to upper 70s. It will be a very warm tonight with lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s, along with increasing clouds. The Richmond record for the highest "minimum" temperature is 59, set in 1935.

A cold front will approach from the west on Wednesday, and this will tap into tropical moisture from the south. Rain moves in Wednesday evening into Thursday. Heavy showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible. Rainfall in excess of two inches will be possible, which will lead to localized flooding issues.

Highs Wednesday will be in the mid-70s. Lows Wednesday night will be in the low to mid-60s. The Richmond record for the highest "minimum" temperature is 63 for Thursday morning, set in 1935. Highs Thursday will be in the lower 60s.

Rain chances will lower a bit Friday into Saturday. Highs will be closer to normal in the 60s.

Tropical Storm Eta is moving across the Florida Keys and Straits tonight. It will likely regain hurricane status as it tracks into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

More info is in the CBS 6 Interactive Tropical Tracker.

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