Showers, thunderstorms possible today

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A batch of showers and thunderstorms are rolling across the Virginia mountains Wednesday morning, and may hold together enough to offer our northwest counties a chance at late morning rain.

TimelineFarther to the east, a cold front is moving through the Piedmont. It will offer us a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Highs Wednesday will be the warmest of the next five days, near 90 degrees. Behind the cold front resides cooler air, and our highs on Thursday will be noticeably cooler, in the lower 80s.

Friday is going to be beautiful -- partly cloudy with highs in the mid-80s. It's a very nice end to the work week, but over the weekend, showers and thunderstorms re-enter the forecast. Highs for Saturday and Sunday remain in the mid-80s.

A new tropical depression has formed in the east Atlantic. If it intensifies and is named, it will be Dorian. The current forecast track takes the depression on a due-westward motion over the next five days.

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