We are currently on track for this to be the 2nd warmest February on record. Highs today will reach 75° to 80° for many areas away from the coast. We tied a record high at Richmond International Airport yesterday. Today’s record is 82° from 1985. Sunshine will mix with some clouds this afternoon. A spot or two across southern and southeastern Virginia may see an isolated shower.
A cold front will pass through the area on Saturday with a few scattered storms possible. These will occur in the early afternoon in western Virginia and reach the metro for mid to late afternoon. The storms will pass through eastern Virginia in the early evening. Some isolated storms could be strong with high wind gusts. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but the chances are extremely low. Saturday night will be dry and colder with lows in the mid 30s.
Sunday will be sunny and cooler with highs in the mid 50s. Skies will be partly cloudy on Monday with highs in the lower 60s.
Cool weather will continue into early next week, but warmer weather and a chance for rain will return Tuesday and Wednesday. A warm front will pass Tuesday with the chance of a few showers. Another cold front will cause some thunderstorms on Wednesday as highs jump back into the 70s.
Highs will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s later next week.
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