Weather! Toasty week ahead

We’re quickly leaving the winter that mostly wasn’t behind, and summer is already knocking on the door. Are you ready for temperatures in the 70s this week?

I’m not sure if “toasty” is the appropriate word here, but we’re looking at a very warm week. Temperatures for this week in March average from 58 to 61 degrees, and this week we’re going to see conditions 10-15 degrees warmer than that. Temperatures in the 70s in mid-March? Yes, please! The winter that mostly wasn’t is quickly transitioning into the summer that just might come too soon.

Monday: Skies transitioned from clear to partly cloudy overnight, as a low pressure center deepens near the Great Lakes. A cold front attached to this will move into the Appalachians in the second half of Monday, but we’re already seeing some scattered clouds ahead of this system. Even with these clouds, I expect temperatures to make it into the low 70s. Expect breezy conditions with some wind gusts near 20 mph. Sunday night also marked our last night of extra-cool low temperatures. Lows Monday night will fall into the low 50s.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds overnight will turn into a bona fide chance of some light rain showers as the cold front passes through on Tuesday. Temperatures will make it into the mid 70s, and winds will again gust to 20 mph. The best chance for any showers will come before 8am, and clouds should begin to dissipate in the afternoon. Any precipitation we get should be very light, with accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch. Temperatures return to the mid 50s overnight.

Wednesday: Sunny skies return and winds die down on Wednesday, as high temperatures head into the upper 70s to near 80. Lows fall back into the low 50s as clear skies continue overnight.

Thursday’s record is 82 degrees. Keep an eye on this one as we get a bit closer – it may have a shot at falling.

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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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