Severe Thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest; Excessive Heat in the Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, capable of severe wind (locally exceeding hurricane force), very large hail, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes, are possible late this afternoon into tonight across portions of the of the Upper Midwest into the southern Great Lakes. Excessive heat covers much of the central third of the country and is expected to persist into the weekend over the south-central states. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Richmond, Richmond International Airport (KRIC)

Lat: 37.51°NLon: 77.32°WElev: 167ft.

Fair

87°F

31°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed Vrbl 7 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.8 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index93°F (34°C)
Last update 28 Jul 10:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Chester VA

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Light northeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11pm and 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °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

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Light northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
Chester VA
 37.36°N 77.42°W (Elev. 98 ft)
10:27 am EDT Jul 28, 2021
11am EDT Jul 28, 2021-6pm EDT Aug 3, 2021
 
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