We’re in luck! Gorgeous weather sticking around through St. Patrick’s Day

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Did you feel a shake in the early morning hours? There was a 3.2 magnitude earthquake in Louisa county this morning at 3:02am.

We got quite a few “bonus” degrees today, in that it got warmer than we thought (although, isn’t this the kind of wrong we want in the Spring time?). We managed to top out in the middle  70’s today. Average highs for this time of year are near 60, mind you.

Tonight will be cool, but comfortable. We’re looking at clear skies and lows in the lower 40’s. Winds are light out of the north.

The warmth continues to start the new week, with a high of 72 tomorrow under partly cloudy skies. Monday night will stay mild, with lows only dropping to around 50 degrees.

It looks like we’ll have the luck of the Irish for St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, with the best day all week. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with a high of 76 (that’s conservative, it could end up warmer).

Wednesday takes a big tumble in the temperature department, but it will really just return us closer to average. Highs will top out in the upper 50’s with mostly sunny skies.

Showers develop Thursday afternoon as an area of low pressure tracks just to our south. This will keep us out of the heaviest rain from this storm, but bring us showers beginning Thursday afternoon, and continue to be generally light and scattered throughout the day on Friday.

Highs Thursday are in the low 50’s, Friday near 60. Keep in mind that the track of this storm depends on just how rainy we’ll be—farther south we’ll see little to nothing, farther north will spread heavier rain into the area. It looks like a glancing blow right now.

Next weekend looks dry. Hopefully we won’t see too much rain so that the ball fields dry out in time for outdoor practices to commence!



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