RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -We are looking at a warm, wet, and very windy weekend across central Virginia. Today will be decent, but tomorrow a strong storm system will move through bringing us heavy downpours and strong gusty winds.
Dry conditions will persist today under partly sunny skies. It will be mild with highs warming up into the mid to upper 60s. It will be nice, but warm for the RMC-SUNY Courtland game in Ashland and Tacky Light Run tonight.
It will stay mild tonight with lows near the middle 50s. More clouds will move in ahead of the potent storm system bringing us a stormy Sunday.
When you wake up Sunday it will be warm and cloudy over the area. Throughout the entire day we stay with the risk of rain making it a washout of a day. Scattered showers will be around in the morning hours becoming steadier and heavier as the day progresses. The winds will also pick up as we head later into the day with winds gusting up to 25-35 mph at times. These strong southerly winds will warm us up into the upper 60s.
By the afternoon and throughout the evening hours, bands of showers and thunderstorms will be across the area. We will see heavy downpours with these bands leading to plentiful rainfall accumulations.
The other concern is strong damaging wind gusts with this system. As colder air filters into the backside of the storm Sunday evening, some wet snow is possible at the higher elevations to our west.
The rain will end early Monday morning with clearing skies. Monday will stay windy, but the rest of the week is quiet and cooler.