Good Morning, RVA: So long spring, hello summer

Whatever your plans this weekend, make room for The Big Game on Sunday.

Good morning, RVA! It’s 72 °F, and yesterday’s lightning-filled Ragnarök has left us feeling cool and damp. Today features highs in the mid-80s and a chance of storms that increases the closer we get to tomorrow. Saturday’s weather look rainy and bleh, but Sunday should be lovely.

Water cooler

Today, the Governor will announce whether he’ll sign the recently passed budget, veto certain bits of it, or dump the whole thing in the trash. The proposed budget does not expand Medicaid and was only passed after some tricky politicking by republicans.

The Ukrainian government has regained control of its border with Russia as heavy fighting continues for a second day.

Saturday, spring officially ends and summer begins. From here on out, the days get shorter and shorter, so use that daylight wisely!

Find more weekendy things and ways to use that time wisely here, here, and here.


  • Squirrels swept and shut out by Binghamton, 0-6. They’ll start a series with Erie tonight.
  • Kickers begin a three-game away series at Pittsburgh on Sunday.
  • Nats popped by the Braves, 0-3, but the battle continues tonight at 7:05 PM.
  • Wahoos take on Ole Miss in the semifinals of the College World Series tonight at 8:00 PM.

World Cup

Don’t forget: USA takes on Portugal on Sunday at 6:00 PM, and you can watch with a couple hundred of your closest soccer pals downtown for free. Today’s games:

  • Italy vs. Costa Rica, 12:00 PM, ESPN
  • Switzerland vs. France, 3:00 PM, ESPN
  • Honduras vs. Ecuador, 6:00 PM, ESPN

This morning’s longread

New Faces, New Places: Why did Buzz Williams leave Marquette for VT?

If you’re not a Virginia Tech fan, or even a basketball fan, this profile of Buzz Williams is still worth reading.

One day, as the story goes, Williams heard the national anthem, and it occurred to him that he could not name the 44 Presidents in order or at all, and, just like that, he was consumed with learning them to the point that he literally wrote a list and started studying. Once he realized he didn’t have that information in his head, and once he decided, for whatever reason, that he needed that information in his head, he was not going to be able to relax until he mastered that information…

Photo by: Ava Reaves Images

This morning’s Instagram

— ∮∮∮ —


Want to automagically get Good Morning, RVA in your inbox every morning? Sign up below!

Fill out my online form.

  • error

    Report an error

Ross Catrow

Founder and publisher of RVANews.

There are no reader comments. Add yours.