RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Milder weather can be expected for travelers on Friday here in the area. This will allow for temperatures to warm by 5 to 10 degrees in many spots.
I am watching a cold font that will be moving through the Midwest during the day. Rain showers will start to overspread the Great Lakes by later in the afternoon and into the evening hours.
Overnight that front will speed to the east and start to spread rainfall towards New York and New England. That will set us up for a Saturday which will be very mild ahead of the cold front. Behind it, you will see much cooler air moving in.
Rain will sweep east of New England. Behind the system, as the cold air starts to drive through the Midwest we will see some lake effect snow develop, mainly for areas north of I-80.
Sunday will be a breezy and cooler day over the eastern half of the nation. Temperatures will be a good 10 degrees colder in a few spots. But no precipitation is expected — just lots and lots of people on the highways.
The 8News weather team will be monitoring the travel conditions through the holiday and be updating this post frequently.