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Isolated showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop into the mid-evening hours across central Virginia, with the strongest storms producing locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning.  Most areas, however, will stay dry this evening, with a continuation of warm and humid conditions.

Thursday and Friday will be hot and humid days, with scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.  Not much will change heading into the weekend on Saturday, but Sunday into Monday will bring us a pretty good chance for stormy weather as a slow-moving cold front passes through Virginia.

The cold front will move far enough south of the area on Monday to give us some relief from the heat and humidity.  Highs over much of central Virginia will stay in the 70s on Monday.  Conditions will gradually become warmer and more humid through the middle of next week.

NOAA released its hurricane outlook for the upcoming season, calling for a lower-than-normal number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes.  Cooler-than-normal Atlantic waters and higher wind shear from a persisting El Nino are much of the reason for the lower expectations this year.

Have a great Thursday, and Stay with CBS 6, The Weather Authority.

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