Spotty Freezing Rain Friday, Rainy Saturday Ahead

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RICHMOND (WRIC)—The ABC 8 News StormTracker weather team is keeping a close eye on patches of freezing rain that are causing many school closings and delays throughout Central Virginia. The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for several counties north and west of the Richmond metro area until 9 a.m. Friday.

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A weak weather system is entering the region Friday morning, and the potential for freezing rain is diminishing. There will be some spotty freezing rain, but most of us will just see rain for the commute to work and school. Rain will continue on and off Friday as this weather system moves through. It will be a chilly day with highs in the middle 40s. The showers will exit by midnight and it will remain cloudy. Temperatures will dip back in the lower 40s by midnight, but then rise overnight as our winds turn to the southwest.

Cloudy skies will be around for your Saturday morning, as our next weather system comes our way. We could see a few passing showers or sprinkles in the morning, but by the lunch hour steadier rain will develop and move in. This steady rain will be with us through 9 p.m. Saturday, and it will be seasonably mild, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

Monday will start off with some sunshine, but our next weather system will be taking shape over the northern Gulf of Mexico and Tennessee Valley. This system will spread clouds into the Commonwealth by Monday afternoon and bring another chance of rain by Tuesday.

Looking ahead to the middle of next week, partly to mostly sunny skies will be around, with highs in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

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