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Arctic air dominates the weekend

Posted at 8:29 AM, Feb 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-13 08:29:36-05

Richmond, Va. -- We have had some arctic air around the past few days, but a strong cold front will bring colder temperatures for the balance of the weekend.  Winds will gust over 25 mph through Saturday afternoon in central Virginia with some gusts over 30 mph along the coast.  This will keep wind chills in the single digits and teens.

Winds will be near 10 mph at times overnight into early Sunday morning, and when combined with temperatures around 5° to 10°, wind chills will be near or below zero.  The best opportunity for this happening will be across western, northern and eastern Virginia.  A wind chill advisory is in effect for these locations through 10 a.m. Sunday.

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Even without the wind chill, temperatures Sunday morning will be the coldest since last February, with many areas dropping into the single digits to around 10°.

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Milder air will move back into the area Monday night into Tuesday.  Highs on Tuesday into Wednesday will be in the 50s.  After a temporary drop in temperatures for Thursday, temperatures will warm up again at the end of the week.  It will be in the 50s on Friday and some areas may break 60° next Saturday.  A cold front moving through next Saturday evening will bring slightly cooler weather for Sunday.