RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —An arctic high will build down and over the area through the weekend returning our temperature to more of what you would have expected for the first weekend in February, not March.
Due to our warm temperatures for the past few weeks, this chilly weekend could result in crop and plant damage, so for the next 2 nights anything you can do to cover plants will be a help.
The winds will abate overnight in the area and with clear skies we will see overnight lows falling into to the mid to upper 20s.
Saturday will be sunny over Central Virginia with just a few fair-weather clouds as temperatures reach into the mid to upper 40s. Saturday night looks to be the real chiller. Skies will be clear, winds calm and that will let our lows drop all the way into the low to mid 20s overnight.
Sunday will be a sunny day, but since we are starting out so cold, highs will only warm into the mid 40s.
Monday, we will be on the backside of this weather system and warmer air will start to flow back in. It will warm back into the lower to middle 60s.
Tuesday into Wednesday cold front will pass through the area. Clouds will move in Tuesday afternoon and exit Wednesday morning. Tuesday night into Wednesday some showers will pass by. Highs Tuesday will be near 70, Wednesday into the middle 60s.
Thursday will be slightly cooler with sunshine and highs in the mid 60s. Friday and Saturday you can expect to see mostly sunny skies and highs of 68-74. Remember it is NEXT weekend the night of the 11th when we set the clocks ahead one hour.
- Chilly weekend on tap
- Mid 20s next two mornings
- Warming trend starts Monday
- Showers Tuesday into Wednesday
- Change the clocks NEXT weekend