It will be hot and very muggy this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. The heat index will break 100° in many locations. A heat advisory is in effect for northern and southeastern Virginia. A cold front will cause scattered showers and storms into this evening. Storms will have heavy rainfall and isolated storms may produce strong winds and some hail. The tornado threat is low today, but one cannot be ruled out across eastern Virginia. A flash flood watch is in effect for northern Virginia. Showers will exit to the southeast tonight. It will be humid with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Saturday will turn slightly less muggy with a mix of clouds and sunshine. A leftover shower is possible in the morning, and a few showers may linger across southeastern Virginia into the afternoon. Most areas will stay dry on Sunday. Weekend highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Muggy weather returns for the first half of next week as highs stay in the lower 90s. For the eclipse on Monday, there will be some clouds around and the slight chance of a shower. As of now, it looks like cloud cover will remain broken enough to see the eclipse.
A stronger cold front will pass through next Wednesday with some storms, followed by cooler and less humid weather for later next week into next weekend.
Tropical Storm Harvey will head through the Caribbean Sea towards Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula over the next few days. Winds may approach hurricane strength before it makes landfall. There are two more disturbances in the central and eastern Atlantic. The disturbance east of the Lesser Antilles may become Tropical Storm Irma as it tracks towards the Bahamas. More details can be found in the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.
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