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Coldest temps of autumn thus far

Posted at 6:27 AM, Oct 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-17 22:43:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A strong cold front passed through the area Saturday, allowing much cooler air to build in this weekend.  The jet stream will be traveling from northern Canada directly into Virginia Sunday into Monday.


Morning low temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s in the metro Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mornings.  Temperatures north and west will be a lot cooler.  Some 20s will be likely, mostly Monday and Tuesday mornings.  These temperatures are cold enough for frost to form, but moisture levels might be too low for heavy frost to occur.  This will be the coldest three-day period of low temperatures since late March.

For areas north and west, this first freeze will be right around the average time that it normally occurs.


At this time, it looks like the temperature at Richmond International Airport will stay above 32°.   Here is when our first freezing low occurred the past few years.


Our colder spell will ease during the week.  Highs will get back into the 70s for the middle and end of the week.