A storm system passing well to our south will keep a lot of clouds in the area today with a few breaks in spots. There is the slight chance for a few sprinkles/flurries or a light rain/snow shower, mostly across the southern half of the state. Highs will reach the upper 30s to mid 40s. Clouds will decrease tonight with lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Sunday will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s. The next storm system will move into the area towards Monday morning with rain. Some areas far northwest of the metro and closer to the mountains may see some freezing rain early in the morning. Highs Monday will get into the low and mid 40s.
Milder air begins to push into the area on Tuesday as highs get back into the mid and upper 50s. A more powerful storm with a strong cold front will move through on Wednesday, producing occasional rain and the possibility of thunder. Highs will range from the low/mid 50s across northwest Virginia to the upper 60s (maybe 70°) towards Virginia Beach. Winds will gust over 30 mph during the afternoon and evening. The cold air that rushes in behind the system will arrive after the most of the precipitation shuts off, so the chances of even a few snow flakes are slim.
Thursday will be a partly cloudy and windy day with highs in the lower 50s. Temperatures will warm back to around 60° by Friday. The year should end without frigid air, but it looks like a colder pattern will take hold the first half of January.
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