|Moon Phase||Waning Crescent Moon|
Dress in layers today to get you through the cool/chilly early morning hours. Clear skies overnight, lighter winds and dry air allowed our temperatures Thursday morning to dip into the 30s and lower 40s. Some of you even fell to freezing northwest of Richmond (Louisa, I'm talking about you!). You can shed some of those layers through the day, though, because we'll make it into the upper 60s this afternoon with ample sunshine. Winds will, thankfully, give us a break today. That means we'll have a lower wildfire threat, and the pollen won't be blown around as much today. However, the tree pollen is still Very High, and that will keep aggravating those of you who react to trees. (CLICK HERE for the latest allergy update from the Allergy Partners of Richmond).
A storm system currently moving through the Plains will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Commonwealth on Friday. As I see it now, the rain could reach the I-95 corridor by Noon Friday, with scattered showers and storms ongoing in central Virginia through sunset. The cold front linked to this storm system will sweep west to east through central Virginia Friday evening, likely ending our rain in Richmond around 9 p.m. That means the rain could impact Friday night's 250 race at RIR.
The weekend continues to look dry and seasonally warm, with upper 70s and low 80s Saturday, followed by low to mid 70s Sunday.
A large and slow-moving storm system currently moving into the Pacific Northwest will impact our region during the first half of next week, bringing central Virginia a good chance of rain, as well as the threat for severe weather. Monday should be a mainly dry day, with low rain chances. The chance for rain and storms will increase dramatically on Tuesday as the broad system spreads its wingspan over us, with rain remaining likely into Wednesday.
Have a great Thursday, and Stay With CBS 6, We'll Keep You Ahead of the Storm.