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Bitter cold Friday morning in central Virginia

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Feb 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-06 07:50:02-05

RICHMOND, Va – Arctic high pressure marched into our region Thursday afternoon and night, bringing very cold, dry air into Virginia Friday morning. Skies cleared overnight, winds subsided, and we had the right conditions for temperatures to nosedive into the single digits and teens.

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These are the preliminary low temperatures reported at the ASOS locations in central Virginia, as of 7:30AM Friday:

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Although these temperatures do not break cold records for this time of February, this is still a significantly cold morning across the area as it is our coldest in about a month, and ties our coldest morning of the Winter season so far.

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Good news for those of you who want warmer weather: the same high pressure that kept us so cold this morning will slide southeast of us this weekend, placing us on the warm side of that pressure system. Southwest winds will modify the air-mass, pushing Saturday afternoon temperatures into the mid-50s, and Sunday around 60 degrees. CLICK HERE for our latest forecast.

Stay with CBS 6, we’ll keep you ahead of the storm.