RICHMOND, Va. -- We have been stuck in cloudy and cooler pattern the past few days. A cold front passed south of our area, and persistent winds from the northeast and east have kept a lot of moisture trapped across Virginia. A warm front will lift northward through the state Saturday night into early Sunday. This will bring an increased chance of showers and storms overnight through the morning hours. A few of those storms may produce some gusty winds.
The air behind this front will be warmer and more unstable. Although it will still be fairly cloudy at times, we should at least get more opportunities for some breaks in the clouds. As some energy approaches during the afternoon and evening, scattered thunderstorms will fire across the region. A few of these storms during this time period could be strong with some hail and high wind gusts. As of now, this does not look to be a widespread or certain event. However, keep in mind there could be a couple of strong to severe storms if all conditions come together during the second half of the day.
A cold front will pass on Monday and greatly diminish the threat of showers and storms. After highs in the 80s Monday, the remainder of the week will be cooler with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Our normal high for early May is in the mid 70s.
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