|Moon Phase||Waxing Gibbous Moon|
A strong cold front passed this morning, allowing colder air to seep into the area. Today will be noticeably colder in the 30s to lower 40s, despite still having ample sunshine.
Lows Friday morning will fall into the teens and low 20s across the area with mostly clear skies, dry air, and light winds. We'll see a nice rebound in temperatures during the day Friday as winds shift back from the southwest and we continue to get ample sunshine. Afternoon highs will recover in the mid 40s. High clouds will move into the area Friday afternoon ahead of our next storm system.
That system is currently just off the coast of Southern California. It will make its move inland toward the southern plains today, then track into the Midwest Friday night into early Saturday. This system will send us clouds and moisture into the Mid-Atlantic Saturday morning. We expect a great chance of widespread rain Saturday (especially mid-day through night), which may begin as a wintry mix Richmond metro area. Areas farther north and west will have a period of snow, changing to a snow-sleet mix, and eventually over to all rain. The track of the system will determine exactly where those precipitation elements line up, so we'll continue to track it from every angle to see if there are any major changes. The rain will taper off by daybreak Sunday, but it will be cold enough for a few wet snow flakes as the precipitation moves out.
Seasonally cool and quiet weather will be with us through the first half of next week, with highs climbing into the mid to upper 50s by Wednesday.
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