Chance for showers increasing Friday into the weekend

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RICHMOND, Va. -- It has been pretty dry locally since about the middle of summer, and our rain chances will increase Friday into this weekend.Blog1

 

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Areas of low pressure off the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern coast will drift westward over the next 48 hours, and this will increase cloud cover and chances for rain.  There could be a shower close to the North Carolina border by late Thursday, but the rest of the area will be dry with increasing clouds.

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A few showers will move in from the south Thursday night, and turn more widespread Friday afternoon, especially south and east of Richmond.  This will keep temps from getting much above 70° for southern Virginia.

 

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Showers will continue off & on Saturday with the highest chances for rain across southern Virginia.  The best chance for seeing rain on Saturday will be in the morning, and then the showers should turn more widely scattered during the afternoon.  Gusty northeasterly winds may exceed 35 mph near the coast, and the persistent gusts may cause minor coastal flooding.

A few showers will still be around on Sunday, but drier weather will return Monday.