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Highs will be near 80° Sunday & in the low 80s on Monday
Posted at 5:18 AM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-05 23:41:03-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Skies will be variably to mostly cloudy overnight. It will be much milder, with temperatures holding steady in the 50s.

Sunday will be variably cloudy and warm with gusty winds. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s to around 80.

Monday will be quite warm, with highs ranging from the upper 70s to the mid 80s. This will be the warmest day since mid-October, and Richmond could tie or break the record high of 83° from 1974. Gusty southwest breezes will exceed 25 mph. An approaching cold front will bring the threat for a few showers and possibly a rumble of thunder Monday evening and Monday night.

Tuesday will then be drier and cooler, with high in the upper 50s and low 60s.

The second half of the week will turn unsettled. A wave of low pressure will spread rain into the region on Wednesday. With a wedge of cool air in place, highs will only be in the upper 40s and low 50s. Thursday will probably end up mainly dry, although we can't rule out a shower or two. Another round of rain is possible Friday into early Saturday. Temperatures will be on the rise Thursday (50s) and Friday (60s), but then much colder air will arrive next weekend.


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