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Near record high today with Wind Advisory and a few strong storms

Record warmth possible before rain and a few strong storms this evening
Posted at 5:20 AM, Mar 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 08:36:45-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- WIND ADVISORY 10am-7pm today. Today will be the warmest day since mid-October with highs in the low to mid 80s across the metro and southeastern VA. Highs will be 75-80 well northwest of Richmond. Sunshine will mix with increasing cloudiness, and winds will gust 35-45 mph. An approaching cold front will cause scattered showers and storms. There is also a Marginal Risk for severe storms with gusty winds. These will occur by mid/late afternoon in western VA, and towards evening in central VA. Rain will exit around midnight.

Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and cooler with highs from the mid 50s to the lower 60s.

An area of low pressure will spread rain into the area Tuesday night through the first half of Wednesday. Cool air will be wedged into the region, with highs only in the 40s to lower 50s.

There is the chance of a shower or two Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the low/mid 50s Thursday, and the low/mid 60s Friday.

Another batch of rain is possible Friday night into Saturday morning, and then the remainder of the weekend looks dry. Highs will be in the 50s Saturday and the upper 40s/lower 50s Sunday.

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