RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Now post-tropical cyclone Ian, the bulk of Ian’s rain and winds have made a swift exit…for now. The rain from Ian is now in West Virginia, with some light rain still in SW VA.

Here’s a round-up of some of the radar-estimated rainfall over the last 24hours with Ian’s passing:

If you’re thinking about heading to the State Fair, word on the street is that it is in fact open this weekend. Today’s forecast doesn’t look bad for it, though I would strongly suggest you wear a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy. Parking in Doswell at Meadow Event Park is mostly in large grass fields that got a good soaking yesterday and will be quite muddy once cars drive back over them.


There are a few big match-ups in football too. Virginia State University is playing today, and the forecast looks nice for that–just plan for the slim chance of a shower. 


Tonight we will see cloudy skies and a mainly dry overnight. Lows are in the middle and upper 50s. Winds will shift to the north tonight and overnight, at 5-10mph. 


Even though Ian has moved inland, it will eventually be kicked back to the East, and that’s why we have a renewed chance for rain tomorrow. A few light showers are possible in the morning, though the best chance for scattered showers will be in the afternoon and evening. Winds are out of north tomorrow and though relatively light to start, we’ll see those winds ramp up for the second half of the day to 10-20mph with gusts to 25. Highs tomorrow are in the middle 60s. Rain totals should remain at or below a tenth of an inch or so. 
We’ll get a good dose of Fall weather next week!

Winds remain gusty Monday morning, then taper off. Ian will be off the coast and will have merged with a coastal low. Models differ on where this low will park itself. The GFS keeps it closer to shore, bringing us shower chances Monday and Tuesday, while the European model keeps it slightly farther east, keeping us largely dry those days. I’m going to keep the chance of light showers in both of those days. Highs are only near 60 both Monday and Tuesday, which means that a lot of areas will remain in the upper 50s. 
Wednesday we warm up a bit with sunny skies and a high of 72. Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high in the upper 70s. 


A cold front arrives on Friday, bringing us some cloud cover. Again, models differ on how this frontal passage will play out. The GFS brings a few showers with its passage, while the EURO brings a dry passage. Highs are in the upper 60s, though it will likely be one of those backwards days where temperatures drop, due to timing of that cold front. 


Next Saturday looks beautiful, and perfect for the pumpkin patch! We’ll see sunny and dry skies with a high near 60. 


Tracking the Tropics: 


Outside of Post-tropical cyclone Ian, there is only one other area to watch in the Atlantic at the moment. It’s currently an unorganized cluster of storms that has a 20% chance of additional formation in the next 2 days, with a 70% chance in the 5-day.