StormTracker 8 forecast: Record warmth possible this week

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — We remain wedged in cool air and will stay so until a warm front lifts north through the area overnight. Due to that, you can expect to see clouds, drizzly, misty rain and fog overnight. Welcome to London!

Now the good news with this is that temperatures will barely move tonight and as the winds shift around to the south some areas will start to see them rise.

Warm weather is on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday and could threaten to break record highs in the area. The records for the next 2 days are 77 degrees back in 1930 and 75 in 1930. Wednesday is the most likely of the two to fall, but we will still be in the ballpark on Tuesday.

Fog and clouds will greet you on Tuesday morning and that will slow things down a little it. However by mid-morning that will break up and we will turn partly sunny for the afternoon. Highs will warm up into lower to middle 70s. Tuesday night will stay very mild with lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Forecast Summary

  • Clouds and drizzle tonight
  • Balmy weather on tap
  • Potential record highs
  • Showers return Thursday
  • Weekend showers on tap

Wednesday is the warmest of the bunch. It will be partly cloudy over us. A breezy day with winds out of the southwest and highs will warm into the mid to upper 70s.  A few of you in the traditional warm spots will be warming to near 80.

Thursday a cold will drop into the area from the north. That brings in the clouds and some showers for us. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.

Friday ends up being another day similar today, but milder. We will have lots of low clouds, drizzle, patchy rain and a cooler day with a high in the middle 50s.

Warm air will return back to the area on Saturday. Skies will be partly cloudy and temperatures will jump back into the mid 70s.

Sunday I am watching for a storm system that will advance from the Southern Plains to the Great Lakes over the weekend. This will keep us mild for Sunday—in the 70s again.

As the front passes through the area showers are on tap for us and I would not be surprised to have a thunderstorm or two in the area.

We will cool back into the lower 60s for the early part of next week.

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