It’s been chilly over the past couple of days, but the coldest air mass of the season will arrive this weekend. As of Wednesday afternoon, the leading edge of the arctic air mass had made it into the Dakotas, with widespread snow falling in the much colder air.
Temperatures below are as of 4 PM Wednesday, with single digits in Montana and sub-zero temps in southern Canada.
The cold front marking the leading edge of the air mass will reach Richmond around midday Saturday, with the much colder air pouring into the commonwealth Saturday night into Sunday.
Lows will fall to right around freezing Sunday morning, but high temperatures that day will barely reach the low 40s. Strong northerly winds will keep wind chills in Richmond and surrounding areas in the 20s and 30s all day long.
Sunday’s highs will be the coldest we have experienced so far this season. The previous coldest high this Autumn occurred on November 13th, when we saw a high of 47 degrees. Get the firewood ready and bundle up!