Wind Chills Could Take Us Into Negative Temps Today; Record Lows Expected Friday & Saturday

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Arctic air continues to funnel into the region this morning on a strong northwest wind.

We will see mainly sunny skies but our temperatures will be hard pressed to get out of the middle to upper teens and that coupled with a northwest wind of 10 to 20 mph will create wind chills as cold as -5 degrees. Skies will be clear tonight and our overnight lows will drop back to 0 degrees to -10 degreesacross the 8News viewing area. Even though the wind will be lighter, northwest 5 to 10 mph, we will still have the possibility of wind chills down to -20 degrees.

Friday will be sunny, the wind will be lighter but the temperatures will only climb into the upper teens to near 20.

Clouds will increase on Saturday and a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and rain will develop in the late afternoon and evening. We might get a quick glaze on area roads Saturday evening but temperatures will continue to warm up and the wintry mix will change to rain.

Rain showers are likely during the day on Sunday with highs near 50.

That system will move off of the coast for Monday allowing partly sunny skies and cold air to return to the region with highs only near 40.

Some of our weather models continue to show another weather system for Tuesday and some don’t. The ones that do create another snow event for Central Virginia, but there is a lot of time to watch and see how the different weather models handle this storm and the possible development.

Stay with 8News for the latest updates to your StormTracker forecast.

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