We will see an increase in clouds overnight as a warm front approaches from the southwest. There could be a shower by daybreak west and southwest of the Richmond metro area. It will turn a little more humid overnight with lows ranging from near 60° northwest to the mid & upper 60s across southeastern Virginia.
That warm front will lift back across the area on Saturday. We will see variable cloudiness with just the chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Highs will range from the near 80° at the coast and in the mountains, to 85°-90° elsewhere. Additional cloud cover may prevent widespread 90° temps. It will be a lot more humid, so it feel much warmer than the actual temperature.
Sunday will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine with the chance of a few scattered storms. The best chance for storms will be across western Virginia. It will be hotter with highs in the low to mid 90s, and a heat index in the mid to upper 90s. More of the same is on tap for Labor Day with a cloud/sun mix and the chance for scattered thunderstorms. Highs will reach the lower 90s.
Due to the scattered nature of the thunderstorms, some areas will get through the entire holiday weekend without any rain. However, where storms do pop up, the high humidity will allow for localized heavy rainfall. No day will be a washout.
It will stay hot and humid Tuesday into Wednesday with highs in the low to mid 90s, and a heat index close to 100°. There will still be the chance for a few scattered storms. A cold front will pass late Wednesday, and bring a very slight drop in the heat and humidity for Thursday.
In terms of the tropics, there are no current named storms in either the Atlantic or Pacific. A weak disturbance is in the Caribbean Sea, but any development will not be significant over the weekend. If it does develop, it will move westward towards the Yucatan Peninsula and Bay of Campeche. You can track everything happening in the tropics with our CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.
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