StormTracker 8: Rain exits tonight. Fair weather back on Wednesday

StormTracker 8 Daily Forecast

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — As a cold front sinks to the south, the rain will move north to south and out of the area through the evening hours.

Overnight, we will expect a gradual clearing trend with lows falling into the upper 50s and lower the lower 60s, setting us up for a very nice start to the day on Wednesday.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny in the morning but turn partly cloudy in the afternoon with the approach of some energy at upper levels of the atmosphere.   That might spark a few sprinkles up in the mountains, but I do not see anything coming here. Highs will be in the lower to middle 80s.

Thursday will also start off with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s.  The day will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower to middle 80s.

Sunshine is on tap for Friday and Saturday with highs of 85-88 degrees.  Additionally, the humidity will be staying at bay, so while the temperature will be warm, it won’t feel oppressive.

I expect mostly sunny skies on Sunday with highs in the upper 80s.   As the fair-weather system will be off the coastline and out of the way, the winds will start coming around to a more southerly direction.  So that will start to return the muggy air to the area allowing for an isolated shower or storm up in the mountains.

We are back into the 90s for early next week with partly cloudy skies both Monday and Tuesday.  An isolated storm is possible by Tuesday in the area. 

For the remainder of next week, marking the end of July and the start of August, we will be into a weather pattern which looks to be warmer over us, bringing the hot and muggy weather into the area.

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