RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) –A short visit of an arctic chill is on the way for tonight in the area, the first of what will be a few this winter for us.

Clear skies and diminishing winds will allow for us to drop to around 20 in the city (the record low is 10 degrees by the way) and in the teens outside of the city.  In the western part of the area, elevations above 2,500 to 3,000 feet are headed for the single digits.

Tomorrow morning, thanks to the light winds, we won’t have much of a wind chill hear, but parts of the valley could see wind chills below zero.

Wednesday has lots of sunshine, but we only end up in the mid 40s since we are starting off so chilly.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and much warmer as highs jump into the 50s over us.

For Friday, we will see a weather system approaching from the west which should bring us showers in the afternoon and evening hours over the region.   It’s not a solid downpour over us but could result in about .10-.20” of rain over the area. 

Over the weekend, we see a little bit of a break on Saturday with partly sunny weather. Rain appears to return to the forecast for Sunday into Monday, but that forecast will need some fine tuning over the next few days.  

It will be milder over the weekend, but chilly weather looks to return in the middle of next week.