Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cold Front Coming!

A strong cold front will sweep through the Commonwealth this evening, likely triggering a line of strong to severe thunderstorms along and ahead of it late this afternoon and evening. Threats include damaging wind gusts 65 mph or stronger and hail the size of quarters.

Because the front will not clear the area until late this evening, this afternoon will still be hot and humid in Central Virginia with heat indices ranging 95-102 degrees, just like on Saturday. The high temperature Saturday in Richmond was 95 degrees, just two degrees shy of the record high for that date. But high temperatures are expected to be more typical of early June most of this week in the low-80's. High pressure will build back into the region at the end of the week, though, leading to another warm-up in the upper-80's and low-90's.

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