A cold front tracked through central Virginia overnight into the wee hours of Friday morning, producing scattered showers and bringing in much colder air. Temperatures will continue to gradually fall through the day from the upper 40s to the low to mid 40s by your evening commute. Behind the front, widespread rain continues. Keep your rain gear with you until the rain ends from northwest to southeast later this afternoon. After sunset, rain chances across central Virginia will be down to just 20% for a stray shower or two.
With colder air continuing to settle into the region overnight, temperatures Saturday morning will drop into the lower 30s. For the Monument Ave 10k, temperatures at the start of the race will be in the lower 30s (with wind chills in the upper 20s), and temps will reach the upper 30s by the end of the race. Winds will be out of the northwest around 5 to 15 mph. There will be clouds around Saturday, and we could see some flurries or some sprinkles as a piece of upper-level energy swings over the Mid-Atlantic. The best chance of this would be after the race is finished. Afternoon highs will only get into the low and mid 40s.
Skies will clear by Sunday morning, and daybreak lows will drop into the 20s. We will see mainly sunny skies with highs in the lower 50s Sunday afternoon.
Next week will feature a milder temperature pattern with highs in the 60s to lower 70s. There will be the chance for showers on Monday and again on Thursday.