Sharp drop in temps: Where wet snowflakes are possible

Posted at 10:03 AM, Nov 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-19 18:28:52-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The high temperature reached 71° at Richmond International Airport on Friday.  A strong cold front will track eastward across the state Saturday afternoon.


There may be a few scattered showers, especially north of Richmond, but the chances for rain are not high.


A few wet flakes are possible near I-81 towards Saturday night, and there will be accumulating snow in eastern West Virginia.


Ahead of the front, highs will reach the upper 60s and lower 70s.


Following the passage of the front, temperatures will quickly drop into the 50s and then fall into the 40s.  Highs on Sunday will be in the 45° to 50° range.  It will stay cool for the beginning of the coming week.


Wind speeds will increase behind the front with some gusts exceeding 30 mph by the end of the day.  Gusts will continue to be strong through Sunday.

The week ahead will be mainly dry, but some showers will be possible Wednesday night through the first half of Thanksgiving Day.  There should be no travel weather issues Wednesday, Thursday evening or Friday.

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