Isolated showers today; warmer Friday with dry, sunny weekend ahead

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A line of storms was tracked this morning around 3:00 in central Virginia with heavy downpours and frequent lightning. By the time many of you are awake to read this, it will be well gone.

After another foggy start today, the rest of our day will be spent cloudy, with just a few isolated showers. Today’s highs will be in the low 60’s. Tonight a warm front lifts through the region actually bringing us warming temperatures. We’ll  achieve our lows early this evening, around 57 at 8 p.m. After that, we’ll be slowly warming to 60 by 5 a.m., and well on our way to a warm day tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s highs will be in the low 80’s for much of central Virginia. Most of our day will be spent cloudy again, with merely isolated showers ahead of a cold front closing in.

severe wx outlook

 

This strong front it poised to pass and bring us the threat for strong to potentially severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has put much of the 8News viewing area in central Virginia under the “slight risk” for severe storms. Timing on the passing of this front and subsequent storms will be from roughly 4-10 p.m. tomorrow. Main threats will be damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain.

This weekend dries out and brings back the sunshine. Saturday we will see sunny skies and 74 degrees. Sunday looks sunny with a high near 70.

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70’s return next week, and another round of wet weather may be heading our way late Monday into Tuesday.

Stay with 8News for the latest on your StormTracker forecast.

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