RICHMOND (WRIC)—The ABC 8 News StormTracker weather team has been closely monitoring a winter weather system that brought significant snowfall to Richmond and Central Virginia on Monday, March 3.
The snow has already left us, and the clouds are quickly beginning to break up. This will allow for it to get very cold out there as overnight lows will fall into the single digits in many spots. The record low for tomorrow is 10, and we have a good chance of breaking it as lows will fall to from 6-12. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and with a layer of snow on the ground it will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Tuesday night, with more clouds around the area we will see overnight lows in the lower 20s. Wednesday, will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s and the lower 40s.
Starting Thursday a new storm develops in the southeast and come up along the coast line. While some of the models want to give this system a nice right hand turn and move it out to see, too many of the other are indicating the potential for cold air to be trapped over us. Due to that, right now we need to anticipate the chances for some wintry precipitation Thursday night into Friday. Friday will be rainy over the area with a high in the upper 40s. After this system leaves (and it we don't get any snow to mess up the temperatures) we have a chance to warm up into the 60s over the weekend. Do not put the jackets away yet, I see signs of more cold air returning next week in the area.
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