Very warm weather headed our way

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Skies will become clear tonight as the upper level trough pushes east and out of the area.  This will allow for overnight lows to fall into the lower to middle 30s.  Some of your will see frost over the area when you wake up in the morning.  You won’t see it again this week.

Forecast Summary

  • Clearing and cool overnight in the area
  • Very warm weather Tuesday-Thursday
  • Very heavy rainfall event in nation’s midsection could lead to flooding

Monday will be sunny with a few fair weather clouds in the area.   We have a big warming trend on tap for us, but since we start out in the 30s, the highs will top out in the lower to middle 60s. You will notice the influence of the warmer air on Monday night when our lows only fall back into the lower 40s.

Tuesday-Thursday, while the Southern Plains and the Mississippi River Valley get pounded with heavy rain and severe storms, a lot of warm air is going to be pumped up the east coast.

WRIC_Forecast_High_Trend_Tomorrow 3-6-16

We’ll see sunny skies with a few clouds on Thursday.  Highs will jump into the mid to upper 70s and away from the coastline could top 80° on Thursday.

Friday a back door cold front will approach from the north.  That will bring in partly cloudy skies for us with a minimal risk of a shower.  Highs will dip into the lower to middle 70s.

Saturday that front is going to slip into the state bringing the risk of a few showers. North of the front it will only be in the 50s and the 60s.  South of the front, we will stay in the lower 70s.

Sunday, that system from the west will finally approach us with a chance of a few showers.

Follow the 8News StormTracker forecast for updates.

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