Expect temps to drop into the low teens overnight

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The large arctic fair weather system will pass right over the area tonight and set us up for radiational cooling in the area.

So, while warm air will start to move in overnight aloft, where you and I are standing at the ground is going to get very chilly. Lows may drop below 10° in rural areas, while staying between 11° and 16° the closer you are into the urban areas.

Wednesday will be sunny in the morning and then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s to near 40. Wednesday night expect to see partly cloudy skies and lows near 30.

Thursday is going to be partly sunny with a high back to around 50. Late Thursday and then Thursday night we may have a few sprinkles around in the area. This could give us a few patches of freezing drizzle well to our northwest, but it does not appear to be an issue right now.

Friday, partly sunny skies and a chance of rain in the afternoon hours is what you can expect. Highs will be in the lower 50s. Saturday, we are in between weather systems. This will be a milder day with a high near 60 for many.

Late Saturday night or early Sunday, a few light rain showers will show up. I expect some rain on Sunday, but the storm system is passing to the west of us, so we are in the warm air and should be near 60 again. Colder, drier and more seasonable weather will return for the first half of next week.

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