Weather! Starting off on the right foot

We’re starting off this week on the right foot, with partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures around 70. It doesn’t last all week, though, so try to enjoy it while you have the opportunity.

There are some clouds streaming through Virginia this afternoon, thanks to a weak upper-level disturbance crossing the eastern US today. West Virginia is seeing some rain showers as this system crosses the mountains there, but I think it will mostly be rained out by the time the system makes it across the Blue Ridge.

That said, I’ve got to put a small chance for a shower in the forecast for this evening. The chance of seeing much is quite small, thankfully, so there’s not a lot to worry about, and anything that does fall will be limited in both volume and area. Temperatures will head to near 70 this afternoon, and fall back into the upper 40s tonight.

There’s a weak cold front attached to this disturbance that will swing through overnight, allowing high pressure to quickly return during the day on Tuesday. The clouds will clear out, and we’ll enjoy another day of 70-degree highs under mostly sunny skies. Lows Tuesday night will hover around 50, a bit warmer than the last couple nights.

By the time we hit Wednesday, we’ll be a just a tick warmer with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the lower 50s. Skies remain partly to mostly sunny; unfortunately, it will likely be the last day they remain that way this week.

Our next big event will be on Thursday and Friday as a rather potent cold front swings down from the northwest, bringing another blast of cold air with it. After a decently warm, but likely damp, day on Thursday, highs drop down into the 50s by this coming weekend. Enjoy these next couple days, and make sure to get in some time outside before the cooldown comes.

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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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