|Moon Phase||Waxing Crescent Moon|
Skies will remain mostly cloudy overnight, with patchy fog and drizzle possible as weak southerly flow continues to bring low-level moisture into the region. The increase in moisture will keep low temps by Thursday morning in a relatively mild range of 49 to 53 degrees across central Virginia.
Winds will increase out of the southwest on Thursday, boosting temperatures into the upper 60s and low 70s under variably to mostly cloudy skies. Low temps Thursday night into Friday morning will again be very mild for early December, only falling into the low to mid 60s. Friday will be another warm day, with highs reaching upper 60s and low 70s.
A strong cold front will move through the area Friday evening, bringing a good chance of rain to the area, followed by much colder air. Most of the rain will move into southside Virginia and Hampton Roads by Saturday morning, with only slim rain chances for the remainder of the day. Highs Saturday will occur in the early morning hours, with slowly falling temps throughout the day.
Very cold and dry air will continue to settle into the region early Sunday as strong high pressure moves through the Northeast states. An upper-level storm system will move into the Mid-Atlantic from the southwest on Sunday, spreading precipitation over most of the Commonwealth. Low-level cold and dry air from the Northeast high will be in place as the precipitation falls, resulting in an extended period of freezing rain for roughly the western two-thirds of Virginia.
The extent and strength of the cold air and the total amount of precipitation is less certain for central Virginia, but model data continues to suggest the likelihood for a significant icing event for western and northwestern Virginia. Warmer air will overspread the area at all levels of the atmosphere during the day Sunday, converting all of the sleet and freezing rain to rain.
Temperatures will continue to warm into Monday, with scattered showers and highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. Another strong cold front will move through the area next Tuesday, bringing a good chance of rain to the region, followed by a couple of days of cold and dry weather.
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