Richmond, Va. (WRIC) –A Freeze Warning is in effect overnight for all of Central Virginia. A large and cool fair-weather system will build over us tonight. That is going to allow for the skies to be clear, the winds to become light and temperatures to be rather cool.
Around the metro area, we will be in the lower to middle 30s. However, in outlying locations and the traditional cool spots, I expect that we might see a few temperatures in the upper 20s.
Friday, we have big rebound in the temperatures with highs zooming all the way back into the mid to upper 60s.
For the weekend, we have rain on the way to the area by Saturday afternoon. A storm will lift from the Deep South on Saturday to over us on Saturday evening. While it won’t rain constantly, between the afternoon and evening hours we could pick up an appreciable amount of rainfall.
The good news with this system is that it will be swift mover and out of here early on Sunday. That will allow for sunshine to return by the midday hours and a very nice afternoon with highs in the lower 70s.
Next week, there is a “flip” in the weather patterns set up for the week. That is going to put us into a setup with some much warmer weather. Highs will be near 70 on Monday but look to jump into the 80s after that for a few days. This will be ahead of a slow-moving and strong weather system that will cross the nation next week.