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StormTracker8: Isolated showers & thunderstorms 2p.m. – 6p.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Partly sunny skies will be across central Virginia today but a cold front will approach the region during the afternoon and that will give us the risk of some showers and thunderstorms. These showers and thunderstorms will be isolated so not everyone will see them and the best time frame for those showers and storms will be from 2 PM to 6 PM. It will be warm and a touch humid today with highs in the middle 80s. However once that cold front slides through this afternoon you will immediately begin to feel the cooler air coming in on a strong northwest breeze.

Our skies will become mainly clear this evening and tonight and it will be breezy and cool with lows near 50 across metro Richmond with many of you falling back into the 40s.

Friday will be a breezy and cool day under mostly sunny skies. Our high temperatures will struggle to climb into the lower 70s across metro Richmond and I think many areas may stay in the upper 60s.

Saturday will be a delightful day with plenty of sunshine and highs near 75.

Sunday will feature partly sunny skies and it will be mild with highs in the lower 80s. A weak weather system will approach the region Sunday afternoon and evening providing a few showers that could continue into Sunday night.

Our skies will become partly sunny for Monday, and we will see another taste of fall air as our high temperatures will top out in the upper 70s.

Looking ahead to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we will have a delightful stretch of fall weather with sunny skies and highs in the middle 70s.

Tracking the tropics:

Hurricane Fiona has winds of 130 miles per hour and that means it is still a category for storm. During the course of today hurricane Fiona will maintain strength and continue to move northward.  The track of this storm will allow it to pass to the west of Bermuda, however Bermuda will encounter some rough seas and some squally weather later tonight and early Friday.

Tropical storm Gaston has winds of 65 miles per hour and is in the north Atlantic over the next couple of days this storm will completely weaken and fall apart and remain in the North Atlantic posing no threat to land.

There is an area of concern near South America this morning and that could develop into a tropical system during the next 2 to 5 days. This this is a concern as we go through the end of the weekend and next week as it could develop according to some of our weather models into a category 2 or possibly category 3 storm now passing to the west of Cuba and then sliding into the Gulf of Mexico. There is the potential that this storm could make landfall late next week or early next weekend from Louisiana to the panhandle of Florida. This is a storm we must watch.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic there are 2 other areas of disturbed weather but right now they do not pose any threat to land and only have a minimal chance of development.

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