StormTracker 8: Sogggy weather for Saturday afternoon and evening

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RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) – The weekend is upon us and while the first half will be cool damp, the weather will improve nicely for Sunday. 

Tonight, as a weak fair-weather system passes to the north of us, the skies will turn partly cloudy for a few hours.   That should be just enough to all for our overnight lows to fall into the upper 30s and the lower 40s.

Saturday, the clouds thicken in a hurry and rain is on the way right behind it.   It might be a close call for the Donut Run tomorrow which starts at 9am but I think the race will be dry.  However, for the college football games in the afternoon expect to see rain.  (Could the UR-W&M game end up being like the one in 1987 when UR came back in a monsoon in the second half to win?).  Highs are only going to be in the mid to upper 40s.

Saturday night, it is going to be a wet one for us with a good soaking rain headed our way.   This rain will start to taper off overnight. We won’t get very chilly in the area as it will stay in the lower 40s.

Sunday will average out to be partly cloudy with more sunshine in the afternoon. Highs will rebound into the middle 50s.

Thanksgiving Week starts off in good shape with sunshine for Monday and Tuesday.  It will be comfortable outside with highs in the upper 50s and the lower 60s.

For the big travel day on Wednesday, a storm system will be crossing the eastern part of the nation.  This storm is going to be rather far to the north, so our forecast looks dry here.  And the risk for wintry weather looks to be confined to the Great Lakes.  We will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 60s.  Overall, up and down the East Coast, it looks like the weather won’t be a major factor.

Thanksgiving Day will be sunny, but a little cool with highs in the mid 50s.   Looking ahead to Friday and the BIG UVA-VT Game, which you will see right here on WRIC8 at noon, the skies will be sunny, and the temperatures will be in the lower 50s.

Down the road, I am looking the first week of December and long-range models are hinting that in about 2 weeks from right now we could be dealing with a blast of cold air coming in over us.

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