Winter begins with a warming trend

Posted at 11:04 AM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 11:01:32-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The winter solstice occurs at 11:19 p.m. Saturday.

This is when the direct rays of the sun are over the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere.

On Sunday, there will be 9 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.  Daylight will increase the rest of the winter.

We will actually see a warming trend for the first few days of astronomical winter.  Highs will be up to around 60 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A cold front will bring some slightly cooler weather later in the week, but temperatures are expected to remain above normal.

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