Sunday: coolest morning since May
High pressure, dry air and light winds allowed Sunday morning lows to drop to the coolest/coldest levels since late May for much of the area. These readings are more typical for early to mid October.
For Richmond, the normal low for this date is 61°, and the record is 44° set back in 1985.
A southwesterly wind and increasing clouds will keep Monday morning’s low temperatures a bit warmer.
Another cold front will pass Monday, and another batch of cool air will settle in for Tuesday and Tuesday night. Highs Tuesday will be in the low to mid 70s — fairly similar to Saturday’s. Lows Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will drop into the low & mid 50s with some 40s northwest.
Although it felt a bit like fall this weekend, autumn officially begins next Sunday, September 22, at 4:44 p.m.