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RICHMOND, Va. -- A complex storm system will track across the eastern United States for the first part of the week.  The first piece of energy will cause some rain Sunday night into Monday morning, but the main part of the storm will arrive for Tuesday.

Rain will move in towards daybreak Tuesday and spread across the state.  There may be some freezing in the highest elevations to the west.  We will see periods of steady rain during the day Tuesday, and rain will end Tuesday night.  Highs will range from near 40° far northwest to the upper 50s/lower 60s far southeast.  The metro will stay between 45° and 50°.

By the time the storm exits, rainfall totals of at least 0.50" will occur, but some areas will pick up an inch or more.  The heaviest rainfall will occur across far southeastern Virginia.

Rain chances the rest of the week will be pretty low.  We could see a shower as a cold front moves through the area on Thursday.  The front will usher in the coldest air of the season so far.  Highs Friday and Saturday will be in the upper 30s and low 40s, with overnight lows in the teens and low 20s.  This will be the coldest weather since last February.