On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains, mid-Atlantic to New England

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the central Plains, from northwestern Kansas to southwestern Nebraska and extreme northeastern Colorado, as well across parts of the mid-Atlantic and eastern New England. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible in areas surrounding the Slight Risk areas.
Read More...

Current conditions at

Richmond, Richmond International Airport (KRIC)

Lat: 37.51°NLon: 77.32°WElev: 167ft.

Mostly Cloudy

91°F

33°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed S 10 mph
Barometer 29.88 in (1012.2 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index98°F (37°C)
Last update 4 Aug 5:54 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles N Chesterfield VA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light southwest  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 93 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light northeast wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 88. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West wind 5 to 8 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light northeast wind.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 88. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Mostly 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 89. 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 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
3 Miles N Chesterfield VA
 37.41°N 77.5°W (Elev. 184 ft)
4:37 pm EDT Aug 4, 2015
6pm EDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 11, 2015
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Graph

National Digital Forecast Database