Today was one of the hottest days of the year, as the heat index rose to 103 degrees during the mid-afternoon hours. A few storms will be possible this afternoon and evening, but they will be few and far between, with most areas remaining dry. We’ll have a slightly better chance for a shower or storm overnight as a cold front moves through Virginia.
Rain chances will increase during the day Thursday, as upper-level energy moves over the region from the southwest. The best chance of rain will be along and just north of the cold front, which will likely end up being across southern and southeastern Virginia.
Slightly drier air will move into the area behind the front, with highs remaining in the upper 80s on Friday. The heat will return in a big way over the weekend, with mid 90s on Saturday and upper 90s on Sunday under partly cloudy skies. Scattered showers and storms will be possible late Sunday through Monday, as another cold front moves through the area.
A persistent upper-level trough will keep highs in the mid to upper 80s next Tuesday and Wednesday under partly cloudy skies.
Tropical Depression Two weakened to a remnant low today, and will likely remain an open wave as it moves across the Windward and Leeward Islands tomorrow. There are no other significant disturbances in the Atlantic Basin.
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