Weather! Snow chances being washed away

We’ve got a busy 24 hours ahead, weather-wise, and I’ve got informaiton about exactly that to expect over the net 24 hours, from a whole lotta rain to a little bit of snow. The good news is that if we can survive this week’s event, we can take it a little easier and the upcoming weekend won’t be quite so bad.

We’ve got a busy 24 hours ahead.

As of 11pm Tuesday night, National Weather Service radar is displaying an area of rain showers is moving across Richmond. Temperatures are still relatively warm at this hour, plenty warm enough to keep the precipitation falling as rain well after sunrise.

Temperatures Wednesday will keep precipitation in liquid form through most of the day. Highs will only reach the upper 30s as the low pressure system responsible for all this moisture and warm air slides up the coast. Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s as colder air wraps around the backside of the low Wednesday night, allowing for the possibility that some of the rain changes over to snow. Accumulation should be insignificant at best, but could possibly reach 1-2” in an idea situation. That being said, the ideal conditions aren’t likely to form. Rain will be the predominant precipitation type for most of the day without issue.

The system will clear out quickly on Thursday, and the precipitation will end completely by the morning commute, as will most of the clouds, giving us a party sunny day and highs back in the low 40s. Winds out of the northwest may be gusty at times, making temperatures feel closer to the 30s than the 40s. Overnight lows Thursday night will again fall into the upper 20s.

As or this weekend, it looks both warm and mostly dry this weekend. I’ll have a full update, including a recap of our precipitation totals, on Friday. Stay safe!

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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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