Good morning RVA: Impending rain and balmy(ish) temperatures

Today’s mid-60s temperatures will mostly be spoiled by rain. Bummer!

It’s already 41 °F, and the day has yet to begin!

Today’s high will be around 65 °F, which is dangerously close to patio weather. Luckily (trust me, drinking a cold beer while shivering on a patio is not pleasant), there’s a good chance of rain throughout the day so bring your umbrella and set those patio dreams aside…for now.

The roads look a million times safer this morning than yesterday’s slip-and-slide situation. But as the rain starts to move in, take your time, and turn your headlights on.

Olympics watch

Alex Deibold picked up Team USA’s lone Olympic medal yesterday: a bronze in the men’s snowboard cross. Team USA now has 20 medals total, tied for first place with the Netherlands.

Today’s medal event schedule includes: women’s snowboarding parallel giant slalom, men’s snowboarding parallel giant slalom, men’s skiing giant slalom, women’s cross-country skiing team sprint, men’s cross-country skiing team sprint, women’s speed skating 5000m, and biathlon mixed relay.

Also at 12:00 PM (Richmond time), the men’s hockey team takes on the Czech Republic in the quarter finals.

Water cooler

Richmond City Public School’s new superintendent, Dana Bedden, has started to shake up the organization of the district’s administrative staff.

The Richmond Spiders fell last night to the George Washington Colonials, 73-65. Freshman ShawnDre’ Jones had a career-high 25 points. With the loss, the Spiders are firmly on the bubble.

Virginia Tech alum DeAngelo Hall signed a four-year deal with the Washington Redskins.

To understand some of the background behind the deadly protests in the Ukraine (26 now dead), the top section of this Wikipedia article is useful.


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