Scattered heavy showers and storms are tracking northeast through parts of central Virginia this Labor Day morning. And we could see more of those scattered storms today because of the heat and humidity. I don’t expect everyone to get storms, so don’t cancel your holiday outdoor plans. Stay weather-aware, though, and have a safe indoor place to move to in the event a storm threatens your location. When thunder roars, go indoors. Other than the storm chances, our big story today (and for the entire week) is the combination of heat and humidity. Highs today will range 90°-95° with a peak afternoon heat index around 100°.
Tuesday will likely be our hottest day of the week with highs in the mid/upper 90s and a heat index 100°-105°. A “cool” front will pass through the region Wednesday with the slight chance of a storm from late Tuesday into Wednesday. Thursday will be just a few degrees cooler around 90° before highs increase again to end the week. A front will pass later Saturday into early Sunday with a storm or two possible. Behind that front, temps should finally drop a bit Sunday into Monday, with seasonable highs in the mid to upper 80s.
In the tropics, there are no current named storms in either the Atlantic or Pacific. A disturbance is near the Yucatan Peninsula, and it will track westward into the Bay of Campeche. You can track everything happening in the tropics with our CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.
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