RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A wet start to your early Sunday morning but a great way to kick off August with quite a bit of rain. Rain briefly tapers off before noon as the sun tries to break through before another round of storms try to develop this afternoon.
First batch of showers and storms move through this morning dropping quite a bit of rain to kick off August with possibly some gusty conditions. Rain briefly tapers off close to 11am before the second round of isolated storms develop later on.
The second round of isolated storms that move in closer to 3pm have the potential of being severe but there still are a lot of question marks to if that is to happen or not. If we do not rebound well enough from the first round of storms/showers then the second round of storms will be pretty benign, just dropping heavy rain and gusty winds but if they were to go severe there is an isolated tornado threat for southeastern Virginia tomorrow.
Long story short, tomorrow will not be a great day for outdoor activities and due to the threat of severe weather, make sure to stay as alert as possible. We’ll have a better idea on what to anticipate for the second half of the day once we get past the first half of the day. Temperatures for Sunday struggling to get into the low 80s throughout the day.
The nice weather will return on Monday with highs in the middle 80s and mostly sunny skies, but the rain will return on Tuesday and stay throughout most of next work week. It won’t be a washout of a week, but scattered afternoon and evening storms are possible most days. Highs will stay in the lower to mid 80s throughout most of next week.