Meteorological winter began today (December, January, and February), and Mother Nature was right on cue with another day of chilly weather for Virginia. A broad upper-level low currently over the upper Midwest will move through the Great Lakes Wednesday and into the Northeast on Thursday, bringing the Mid-Atlantic one more round of moderate to heavy rain, followed by a nice stretch of sunny and seasonably cool weather.
Expect cloudy and cool conditions tonight, with patchy fog and drizzle and nearly steady or slowly rising temperatures. The best chance of rain on Wednesday in central Virginia will come between sunrise and noon, with partial sunshine possible in the afternoon. A strong cold front will move through the area Wednesday night, bringing much cooler and drier air into the Commonwealth for the remainder of the week.
Thursday through Sunday will feature lots of sunshine as strong high pressure settles into the region. Lows will be in the low 40s Thursday morning, following by temps near or a little below freezing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Highs each day will stay in the 50s, but conditions will be pleasant with light winds and abundant sunshine.
A southern stream storm system will bring a chance of rain to the area late next Monday into Tuesday. There continues to be no signal for our first snow in central Virginia through at least the first half of December.
Have a great Wednesday, and Stay with CBS 6, The Weather Authority.