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Temperatures to break 70 degrees Saturday

Posted at 8:24 AM, Dec 12, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. -- Sunshine will mix with high clouds Saturday and it is going to be warm! Highs in most areas will reach the low and mid 70s with some isolated upper 70s.  The record high for Richmond is 77° from 2007, and our normal high is 51°. Saturday night will be partly cloudy and mild with some fog possible. Lows will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s, about 20° above normal.

Sunday will be partly cloudy and warm with highs in the low to mid 70s. The Richmond record is 77° from 1927. An approaching storm system will increase the cloud cover late Sunday into early Monday. A cold front will bring the chance of some showers on Monday, with the best chance of rain being later in the afternoon into the evening. It will be another warm day with highs in the lower 70s. The Richmond record is 71° from 2001, and it looks like we may tie or break that.

Behind this system, the air will be a little cooler, but temperatures will still be well above normal. Highs will be in the upper 60s to around 70° Tuesday and the mid 60s Wednesday.

Another storm will bring the chance of showers on Thursday. Highs will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s. However, much cooler air will follow behind it. Highs on Friday may not hit 50°, and highs next weekend will be in the 40s.

Looking ahead, after some colder weather next weekend, another push of milder air will return for the following week. As of now, it looks like we may have some rain around the first part of the week, but we should dry out for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.