RICHMOND (WRIC)—Though Monday's snowstorm has come and gone, freezing temperatures remain throughout Central Virginia, which could delay snow and ice melting across the region.
Arctic pressure will be in control of our weather today and it will be very cold, with highs near 32 degrees. The wind will be out of the north at 5 to 10 mph, giving us a wind chill in the lower 20s. We will have mainly clear skies Tuesday evening, but a few clouds will slide in from the south. Low temperatures will drop back into the middle and upper teens by midnight, and then rise a bit toward morning.
Mostly cloudy skies will be with us on Wednesday, as a weather system slides up along the coast from the southeast. This system will bring a few sprinkles to the region, especially for southeastern Virginia, but the majority of the moisture will stay offshore.
The clouds will be with us for Thursday, and highs will climb into the lower 40s. Another system will make a run up the east coast for Thursday night into Friday. There is a concern that this system may come in on top of the cold air, which will provide a brief wintry mix for some early Friday morning before changing to rain during the day. The wintry mix looks to be minimal, but it is something worth watching, especially since we are looking at an early-morning timeframe for that mix. High temperatures on Friday will reach the middle 40s.
Saturday and Sunday look very nice, with highs near 60 degrees.
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