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Mid-week storm will impact part of Thanksgiving

Posted at 10:33 AM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 14:32:25-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A mid-week storm will push mild air into the region for the middle and end of the week.

(These maps show the forecast afternoon highs)

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The rain from this storm will be to our west most of Wednesday, but some of that rain will enter western Virginia towards evening.

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Rain will spread across the state Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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It looks like the storm will exit to the east Thursday afternoon, so rain chances after the morning will be low.

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Here is a closer look at the timing of the rain:

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Highs on Thursday will be in the mid to upper 60s.

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When you average out all of the Thanksgivings in Richmond weather history, highs are normally in the mid to upper 50s.

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Here is a plot of where highs have ended up since 1897:

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Rain has fallen in just over one-quarter of Thanksgivings, and although snow is rare, it has occurred.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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