RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A week ago today we were in the midst of a historic snowfall, and today some of us are wearing shorts with highs in the 60s—some even hit 70! We were nowhere near breaking the record (that was 81 back in 2002, if you remember that). There’s very little left of the huge snow piles that shut down business and schools for days.
Lucky for some of us (maybe not for plow truck drivers, or those that sell salt and shovels), the mild weather will stick around a little longer. Tonight we’ll only drop to a low of 47, with mostly clear skies turning partly cloudy toward daybreak. Winds will be a little breezy overnight, out of the SW at 10-15 mph.
Tomorrow features mostly cloudy skies and a weak cold front pushing through that will spread a few light sprinkles into the area after 3 p.m., then steadier rain as it passes in the later evening. Highs tomorrow afternoon before the front passes will be in the mid 60s.
Tuesday we’ll be behind that cold front with relatively cooler air, but still coming in above normal at 53. Skies are mostly cloudy. I kept the icon dry in the 8day despite there being an ever so small chance for a stray sprinkle. Keep it in mind, but most will stay dry and those that see the sprinkles will have them passing quickly. No need for a rain icon in that scenario.
Another area of low pressure has its eye on us and will be spreading rain into the region by late morning/early afternoon on Wednesday. Despite the rain, we’ll see temperatures pushing well over 20 degrees above normal, with many of us near that 70 degree mark. Wednesday’s rain will be far longer of an event, and bring more rain than tomorrow’s.
Thursday we cool down quite a bit with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 50s. Seasonable air makes a return for the end of the week and next weekend, with sunshine and highs in the upper 40s. Don’t get that full spring wardrobe out just yet…