Weather! Nothing but cool temperatures and sunny skies ahead

Aside from a brief disruption thanks to a weak cold front, sunny skies and cool temperatures will be the story well into next week. Look forward to some gorgeous weather!

A flood warning continues for the James River at both Westham and the Richmond Locks, as the surge of heavy rain that fell across Virginia slowly works its way downstream. The James at Westham quickly rose out of its banks Wednesday night, rising a total of 8 feet over six hours. The river, currently at 15.51 feet, is forecast to slowly begin its retreat over the next 24 hours, before falling below flood stage on Saturday evening.

As for this weekend, high pressure will build in behind a weak cold front swinging through tonight and tomorrow morning. Some high clouds are already in place this afternoon, and will remain until after the frontal passage tomorrow morning.

Friday: We’ve made it to right about 50 today, but temperatures are already on their way back down. Expect clouds to keep things a little warm tonight, with a low only near 40.

Saturday: Clouds break up in late morning as the cold front swings through. I don’t expect anything to fall in terms of precipitation before the front clears out. Expect high temperatures in the upper 40s tomorrow, and lows in the upper 20s.

Sunday: Sunny skies won’t be able to give us quite the warmth we might want, but highs will still make it into the mid 40s. Expect overnight lows again in the upper 20s.

High pressure is going to remain wedged across the mid-Atlantic well into next week, and we’ll start to warm up on Monday. Expect partly to sunny skies to persist well into next week, with highs in the low 50s and lows in the low to mid 30s all week long.

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Weather Dan

Dan Goff is now a two-time former Richmonder, having departed the River City yet again in favor of southwest Virginia, where he is working on degrees in geography and meteorology at Virginia Tech. Have a question about the weather or weather-related phenomena?

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