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We’ll have another pleasant evening in the region this evening under partly cloudy skies.  Low humidity will allow overnight temps to dip into the mid to upper 50s across much of central Virginia.  Temps as you head out early Wednesday morning will be a little cooler in all areas than what we experienced this morning.

Wednesday will be another nice day, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 80s.  Afternoon temps will range 2 to 4 degrees warmer in most areas than they were today, but continued low humidity will make it very comfortable.

Scattered showers will be possible across western Virginia on Thursday, with activity spreading eastward across the rest of Virginia on Friday as a weak upper-level disturbance increases lift across the area.

Increasing moisture and the presence of broad upper-level lift will result in scattered showers and thunderstorms through the upcoming weekend and early next week.  No day appears to be a washout at this time, but if you have outdoor plans, stay tuned for subsequent forecasts from the CBS 6 Storm Team for updates on how the weather could impact your weekend plans.  The threat for severe weather over the next week is low.

A tropical wave over the central Atlantic is looking more and more impressive on satellite imagery and has a good chance to become our next named storm.  While it’s not yet even a tropical depression or storm, all of the tropical models are in agreement that it will develop into Tropical Storm Bertha over the next day or two.  Over the upcoming weekend, this system will either enter the eastern Caribbean or track north of Puerto Rico, based on the latest forecast tracks.  Track variability and error amongst the tropical models is high after a few days.

For sky watchers, if you are out after dark, your chances of seeing meteors streaking across the sky will be increasing over the next several days as we enter the Perseid meteor stream.  The shower will not peak until August 11-12, but a full moon will wash out all but the brightest meteors in that time frame.  The best viewing will likely be in the first week of August, but a few bright fireballs will be visible during the next few nights, and the mostly clear skies we have will be ideal for viewing.

Have a great Wednesday, and Stay With CBS 6, We’ll Keep You Ahead of the Storm.


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