Richmond, Va (WRIC-TV). — We will start your Friday off with sunny skies, but a few clouds will build today making it partly sunny. It will be a hot and humid day with highs in the lower 90s and the heat index will make it feel more like the middle to upper 90s across central Virginia.
There is the chance for a few pop-up storms to our North late this afternoon and evening but most of central Virginia will remain dry. For the few of you That get those storms you could experience some locally heavy downpours in a short period of time.
Partly cloudy skies will be across central Virginia tonight, and it will be muggy with our overnight lows in the lower 70s.
Saturday will also be a partly sunny, hot and humid day with highs approaching 95. The heat index could be closer to 100. We do have the risk of some isolated storms during the afternoon and evening but not everyone will see them.
Sunday will be another hot and humid day under partly sunny skies as we top out near 90. The heat index will be close to 95. Once again, we will have the risk for some isolated storms during the late afternoon and evening.
For Monday, the 4th of July, we should have partly sunny skies across central Virginia, and it will be another hot and humid day with highs around 90. The heat index will be in the middle 90s. There is a chance for a few isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening but again most of us will remain dry. I am not expecting really any issues for fireworks displays for Monday night.
The heat and humidity will continue for Tuesday with highs in the lower 90s under partly sunny skies. The heat index will be in the upper 90s. And once again there is the chance for some isolated thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening.
Looking ahead to the middle to end of next week, we’re going to be looking at partly sunny skies for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and that heat and humidity will remain with highs around 90. There is a slightly better chance to see some storms in the late afternoon and evening.
In the tropics this morning we are still looking at potential tropical cyclone Two which has winds of 40 miles per hour but it has yet not become tropical storm Bonnie as the storm does not have well defined circulation. We do expect it will become better organized today and then become Bonnie before making landfall in Central America later tonight. Overnight that storm will slide through Central America and emerge into the Pacific Ocean. As it moves into the Pacific Ocean if it holds tropical storm strength it will get a brand-new name which will be a Pacific name and that would be Darby.
Elsewhere in the tropics the tropical wave that we were looking at near the coast of Texas has moved mostly onshore so there really is no threat of any further development for that system.
Father out in the Atlantic we still have a tropical wave which has about a 10% chance of developing in the next 2 to 5 days so this is something to watch but not to get overly concerned about.