RICHMOND, Va. --One wave of heavy rain passed through central and eastern Virginia before daybreak Sunday.
An area of low pressure will track through the Commonwealth and be to our northeast by Sunday evening. Rain chances will continue to increase in the afternoon, and we will see occasional rain through the evening.
Moisture from the Atlantic and from Tropical Storm Philippe will enhance the amount of rainfall. Totals of over an inch will be possible from Sunday afternoon into Sunday night, especially near the coast.
A cold front will bring a sharp temperature drop. After highs in the 60s and 70s in central and eastern Virginia, temperatures will crash through the 50s and 40s during the evening. This front started dropping the temperatures in western Virginia before midday Sunday. Some sleet pellets or wet snowflakes are possible Sunday evening and night in the higher elevations near Interstate 81. Snowfall accumulation will occur in West Virginia.
Rain will exit to the northeast by daybreak as winds gust over 25 mph. A wind advisory is in effect for far northern and western Virginia. Lows will range from the mid/upper 30s west and northwest to the mid 40s east.
Skies will turn sunny by mid to late morning Monday. It will be a cool day with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Temperatures will warm into the 70s by Thursday and Friday. Dry weather is expected Monday through Friday.
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