Strong to severe storms possible tonight and overnight

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The heat is on as our temperatures maxed out in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

A cold front is heading our west from the northwest and will drop in this evening and overnight. With the warm and humid air in place there is plenty of fuel for these storms. As of right now there is a tornado watch posted as well as a severe thunderstorm watch well to our northwest and out of the 8News viewing area but as the system moves east we could see these watches expanded to include parts of our area!

The front is a slow mover and will keep the storm chance up all night and even on & off showers through the day on your Tuesday. The front clears the area by Tuesday evening and we see sunshine return along with a whole lot of heat and humidity.

Highs by Thursday and Friday in the mid 90s with heat indices near 100!

Summer is here (although, not technically.) Be weather alert this evening and overnight.

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