Forecast: Watching for downpours Thursday

Potential tropical system ramps up our rain chances to end the work week

Forecast: Watching for downpours Thursday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We’re watching the potential for heavy rain Thursday evening into Friday as an area of low pressure near the Carolinas moves northward.

WEDNESDAY EVENING: Partly to mostly cloudy with an isolated shower and storm possible, mainly south of RIC. Lows in the low 70s. (Rain Chance: 20%)

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY THURSDAY for potential heavy rainfall eastern Virginia from possible tropical system moving north along the Carolina coast. (Next named storm is Fay) Rain total in RVA looks to be around 1/2 to 1″,1-3″ likely EAST of I-95.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a few morning showers possible. A few scattered showers and storms develop during the afternoon and evening. Moderate to heavy rain arrives later in the evening and overnight, mainly along and east of I-95. Highs in the mid and upper 80s. (Rain Chance 60%)

FRIDAY: Rain likely during the morning, could linger into the afternoon before moving out of the area. Lows in the low 70s, highs in the upper 80s. (Rain Chance: 50%)

SATURDAY: Partly sunny with scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoon and evening. Lows in the low 70s, highs in the low 90s. (Rain Chance: 50%)

SUNDAY: Partly sunny with an isolated shower or storm during the afternoon and evening. Lows in the low 70s, highs in the low 90s. (Rain Chance: 20%)

MONDAY: Partly sunny with a few showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening possible. Lows in the low 70s, highs in the low 90s. (Rain Chance: 30%)

TUESDAY:Mostly to partly sunny. Lows in the low 70s, highs in the low 90s.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly to partly sunny. Lows in the low 70s, highs in the low to mid 90s.

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