We will see occasional rain today with the chance of a few thunderstorms. During the morning, rain will be a bit steadier across western Virginia. Due to the higher humidity, locally heavy downpours will occur. Highs will reach the lower 70s west and mid 70s to lower 80s east. It will stay humid tonight with some occasional showers and thunderstorms. Low will be in the low to mid 60s, and areas of fog will be possible.
The weekend will continue to feature some occasional showers and thunderstorms, some with locally heavy downpours. There will be dry hours this weekend, but be prepared for some rainy conditions at times. It will stay muggy with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. The threat of rain will diminish early next week, allowing temperatures to jump back into the 90s.
Tropical Storm Bertha formed around 11 p.m. last night, and will continue towards the Lesser Antilles today. It should pass near Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday into Saturday night, and head towards the Bahamas by Monday. After that, the track should curve it away from the United States. There is the potential for the track to shift slightly westward and closer to the coast, so this is a storm to definitely watch, especially if you have vacation plans to the Outer Banks next week. More can be found in our CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.
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