Windy and rainy conditions will be around Tuesday, but won’t last long. Clearing skies and cooler temperatures come back by Wednesday.
A large swath of rain is already moving across central Virginia, thanks to a piece of energy moving out ahead of a cold front set to swing through Virginia tonight.
Tuesday: Rain this morning and southeasterly flow will help keep temperatures warm ahead of the front. We’re in the mid 40s this morning, but will make it into the mid 50s by this afternoon. Skies will continue to stay mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening hours. Rain will begin to taper off around sunset, but not before we pick up a chance of a brief thunderstorm. Winds will increase in the afternoon as well, with wind gusts in excess of 20 mph at times. Lows tonight will fall into the upper 30s.
Wednesday: Clearing begins tomorrow afternoon as the front finally passes through. Winds will gusts to 25 mph or more through the day on Wednesday, especially following the frontal passage. Temperatures will only make it into the upper 40s before falling back below 30 Wednesday night.
Thursday: Skies continue to be clear, with highs again in the upper 40s and lows near 35.
Our next system looks to swing through on Friday and Saturday, however conditions look pretty dry for us with most of the precip remaining to the north. Temperatures will make it back into the mid 50s through the weekend, with lows in the upper 30s.