Today will be the warmest day in about 10 days with highs in the 85° to 90° range. Humidity levels will still be fairly comfortable with partly to mostly sunny skies this afternoon. A low off the Mid-Atlantic coast will cause cloudiness east of I-95 through early afternoon, and a few showers will occur in Virginia Beach & Norfolk. Elsewhere, a cold front will approach from the west late this afternoon into this evening. This will bring additional clouds and the threat for a shower or thunderstorm. This will affect areas in the mountains by late afternoon, and should reach the Richmond metro area after sunset. Chances for rain will be only around 20% to 30%.
There will be the slight chance of a shower through about 2 a.m., then we will see decreasing clouds overnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s for the metro, but we will see 50s northwest. Skies will be partly cloudy on Monday with highs between 75° and 80°.
Monday night into Tuesday morning will feature the coolest low temperatures since early June. Lows in the metro will get into the lower 50s, and we will see mid to upper 40s northwest of Richmond. Highs Tuesday will reach the low to mid 70s under mainly clear skies.
Temperatures will gradually warm up for the middle and end of the week. A system to our south may get close enough to bring the chance of showers on Thursday, but that looks to be the only chance of rain in the extended forecast.
There are no major disturbances in the Atlantic as of now. We’re keeping an eye on another tropical wave exiting the west coast of Africa in case it shows any signs of development. You can track anything in the tropics with our CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.
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