RICHMOND, Va. -- An elongated upper-level low stretching from the Ozarks to the Baja will separate into two parts, with the lead piece of energy moving through the Mid-Atlantic early this weekend. This pattern evolution will result in increasing cloud cover today, with a chance for light rain in the afternoon.
The rainfall coverage and intensity will increase as the low moves through the area Friday night into early Saturday. Most areas will receive 1 to 2 inches of total rainfall. The rain will come to an end in Virginia from southwest to northeast, with dry weather and some sunshine by afternoon in Richmond. Sunday will be cool and dry as high pressure settles into the region behind the cold front associated with the aforementioned storm system.
Medium range models are depicting the arrival of another upper low on Monday, with cold air still in place over Virginia. There is the potential for light snow as this “clipper” passes over the region. Any accumulation at this point appears as though it will be light, and mainly on elevated and grassy surfaces. Expect a gradual warming trend with dry weather for the remainder of next week.
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