Spring today! Snow next week?

Posted at 8:03 AM, Mar 20, 2014

Spring TodayRICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -  Spring (the vernal equinox) occurs at 12:57 p.m. today.  Highs will reach the low and mid 60s.  Winds will gust over 20 mph at times.

It will be mostly clear and colder tonight with lows in the mid 30s.  We will see sunshine with some passing high clouds on Friday with highs in the upper 60s.

A cold front will move into the area on Saturday.

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Ahead of it, southwesterly winds will push highs into the low and mid 70s.  There will be some clouds with the front, and just the slightest chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Behind the front, it will be much cooler on Sunday.  A disturbance will pass south of the state, but it will be close enough to cause some showers, mostly south of I-64.  Highs will be in the lower 50s.

7_DayHigh pressure will push cold air into the area on Monday.  Highs will only reach the mid 40s, which will be about 15° below normal.

We continue to watch the potential for a stronger storm on Tuesday.  The exact track is not certain, but some computer models are suggesting a track that could bring some wet snow.  A few models show the potential for just cold rain, or a mix of rain and snow.

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