RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) –Tonight will be cloudy and drizzly over Central Virginia with fog developing overnight over the area. Lows will be in the lower to middle 40s tonight. Saturday will be a mostly cloudy day over us and the daylight hours should remain dry with highs in the mid 50s to the lower 60s.
- Mild temperatures this weekend
- Saturday mainly dry
- Moderate rain on Sunday
- Monday wet/showery
- Colder weather by next weekend
Saturday night the first half of a two part storm system to affect us over the next few days will start to move in. So rain will start to develop overnight with lows in the lower 50s. This rain will continue on Sunday as highs warm into the lower 60s.
Sunday night and Monday part 2 of the storm will be on the way into our and this looks like it will be the time frame for the heaviest rain to fall over us—many areas could see an inch or more of rain by early Monday. Lows will stay in the 50s. Monday will be a showery day…just how warm it gets here will depend if the center of the storm passes northwest or southeast of the Metro area. West of the center it will stay in the 50s, while to the east it will warm into the lower to middle 60s.
Along with the heavy rain, we could also see some gusty winds developing with this storm. Coastal areas should be alert for the possibility of the potential for coastal flooding issues.
Things will quiet down in the weather for Tuesday through Wednesday. Another front will cross the area on Thursday with a slight chance of a shower. More importantly, after Thursday temperatures will start to return to seasonable levels. After next weekend and into February, it looks like we will see a return to a cold weather pattern to end January and start February off with.