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Cold and wet for New Year's Day

Posted at 5:09 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-01 11:38:19-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Rain chances will increase throughout the day, expecting widespread showers late this afternoon. It will be cold with highs in the mid/upper 30s northwest and the lower 40s in the metro. Far southeastern VA will get into the upper 40s. There will be freezing rain in the higher elevations along the I-81 corridor, where winter weather alerts are in effect for icy conditions. There may be a brief period of freezing rain in northwestern Louisa county, but it should be short-lived and not create any significant issues.

Showers will continue Friday night into the very early Saturday morning hours. Lows will be near 40. Saturday afternoon will be warm and dry with some sun and highs in the 60s. The record high for Richmond is 69 from 2000.

Another wave of steady rain will move across the area Saturday night and Sunday morning. There will be some dry hours Sunday afternoon. Highs will be 45-50.

Much of Monday-Thursday will be dry with highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. A disturbance may cause a few showers in far northern VA on Tuesday.

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