StormTracker 8: Weather Aware, Risk of Flash Flooding Continues

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Showers on Wednesday afternoon could bring flooding to the area

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC-TV) – There will be a few showers and thunderstorms this morning and then during the mid to late morning hours we will have mostly cloudy skies and it will be warm and humid today. Our high temperatures will climb into the middle 80s.

The big story will be the return of more thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening and even early part of tonight. The best timeframe for those storms will be from 2:00 p.m. To 10:00 p.m. and once again they will produce locally heavy rainfall in a short period of time which could lead to some flash flooding.

Our thunderstorm threat will end later tonight, and our skies will remain mostly cloudy and it will be muggy with lows in the lower 70s

Friday will be a repeat of today meaning we will see warm and humid conditions with highs in the middle 80s but there is still the threat of thunderstorms that could produce locally heavy downpours and lead to flash flooding. The best timeframe for storms during Friday will be from Noon through 10:00 p.m.

Saturday will feature mostly cloudy skies with the chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening. There is still the risk that those storms will produce locally heavy downpours leading to more flash flooding across central Virginia. Our high temperatures will top out in the middle 80s.

Sunday will be partly sunny very warm and humid with highs in the middle 80s and there’s the chance for a few isolated thunderstorms late in the day.

We might get a little bit of a drying trend for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as we look to have partly sunny skies across central Virginia with highs in the upper 80s to near 90.

Looking ahead to next Thursday it looks like we should see partly sunny skies and it will be very warm and humid with highs in the upper 80s. There is the chance for some isolated thunderstorms late in the afternoon and evening.

Taking a look at the tropics, we are still watching tropical depression number 11 which has winds at 35 miles per hour. The forecast is for this storm to become tropical storm Josephine later today, but the track takes it north of the Caribbean islands and then hooks back out to sea posing no threat to mainland United States at this time.  This storm still should be watched.

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