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Severe storms possible in Plains, Mid-Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail and damaging wind will be the main threats.
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Current conditions at

Richmond, Richmond International Airport (KRIC)

Lat: 37.51°NLon: 77.32°WElev: 167ft.

Mostly Cloudy

79°F

26°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed NW 3 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 5 Aug 7:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Richmond VA

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light north wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 82 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers likely between 8pm and midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 82 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light north wind.
Thursday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers likely between 8pm and midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Friday
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night
A chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Richmond VA
 37.54°N 77.45°W (Elev. 128 ft)
6:49 am EDT Aug 5, 2015
8am EDT Aug 5, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 11, 2015
 
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