Stray showers possible this morning; sunny, less humid this afternoon

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A cold front will push through the region this morning and that will bring a few passing showers, but most of us will stay dry.

That front will be off the coast by 10am and sunny skies will quickly build in across the region. Our winds will turn to the northwest and that will help to bring in lower humidity air and slightly cooler temperatures with highs in the lower 80s. Our skies will be mainly clear tonight and it will be comfortable with lows in the lower to middle 60s.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be very nice with sunny skies and highs in the middle 80s.

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The humidity will begin to creep up a touch over the weekend with partly to mostly sunny skies for both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the upper 80s.  There is a chance of a few isolated thunderstorms late in the day on Sunday.

Looking ahead to the early part of next week, we look “quiet” for now… the key is for now, because we are watching the potential track of newly formed Tropical Storm Erika, which is out in the central Atlantic Ocean. The latest track of Erika brings it to near Hurricane strength in the next 24 to 36 hours and then moves it a touch northwest, staying north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  This would bring it on a course over the Bahamas by the middle of the weekend, at which point a northward turn is possible.  Then the questions are: does it slide up along the coast or hook back out to sea? This will be something to watch for sure.

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

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