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Here's how cold it got Sunday morning

Posted at 10:24 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 08:13:03-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Lows Sunday morning for locations away from the coast dropped into the 20s to lower 30s.

The low of 32° at Richmond International Airport set a new record low for May 10. The previous record was 35° from 1966.

The last time Richmond had a freezing temperature in May was in 1986.

In an "average" year, we have already passed our typical final frost and freeze dates.

However, although this is rare, it isn't unheard of. We do have some years where frost and freezes occur well into May. Here are the latest dates we have seen temps of 32 or lower in the Spring. Wakefield and Emporia both had a freeze Sunday morning, making it the latest freezing temperature in May on record.

Highs on Sunday will rebound back into the mid to upper 60s.

We will see a major warming trend for the second half of the week ahead. Highs will be near 70 on Wednesday, near 80 Thursday, and well into the 80s Friday through next weekend.

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