StormTracker8: Mild & fair weather before Sunday's wicked storm system


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -We are looking at a warm, wet, and very windy weekend across central Virginia.

Today dry conditions will persist under partly sunny skies. High temperatures will be above average reaching the mid to upper 60s. It will be nice, but warm for the RMC-SUNY Courtland game in Ashland.

Tonight, will stay mild with lows only dropping into the middle 50s. More clouds will move in ahead of the potent storm system bringing us a stormy Sunday.

When you wake up Sunday it will be warm and cloudy over the area. Bulk of the rain will be to the west of us in the early morning hours slowing making its trek east by mid-day. The winds will also pick up as we head later into the day with winds gusting up to 25-35 mph at times. These strong southerly winds will warm us up into the upper 60s.

By the afternoon and throughout the evening hours, bands of showers and thunderstorms will be across the area. We will see heavy downpours with these bands leading to plentiful rainfall accumulations.

The other concern is strong damaging wind gusts with this system. As colder air filters into the backside of the storm Sunday evening, some wet snow is possible at the higher elevations to our west.

The rain will end early Monday morning with clearing skies. Monday will stay windy, but the rest of the week is quiet and cooler.


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