Rain chances increase this evening into the overnight hours

Posted at 8:07 AM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 13:04:27-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Skies will remain mostly cloudy today, although much of the time we’ll be rain free. A stray shower may pop up from time to time, but nothing more than that is expected before evening. Another round of showers is likely to move through beginning in the late evening and continuing overnight.

A couple of thunderstorms are also a possibility, with one or two potentially producing strong winds and hail. The main threat for stronger storms is along the Virginia-North Carolina border.

Highs Monday will average in the low 60s in the metro, with upper 50s to the north and upper 60s and low 70s across Southside Virginia.

Any showers Tuesday morning will exit quickly, and skies will brighten up during the afternoon. Temperatures should inch up to 70° or a little higher. Wednesday will be even warmer, with afternoon temperatures around 80° under partly sunny skies.

Cooler weather is on tap for the end of the week. A cold front will slide through the region on Thursday (St. Patrick’s Day), possibly accompanied by a few showers. Temperatures will still be around 70°, but will be in the mid 60s Friday and the 50s over the upcoming weekend. By the way, the vernal equinox (Spring) occurs next Sunday at 12:30 A.M. We’ll likely have some spring showers to begin the new season.