A dry weekend; fire weather watch in effect

Posted at 2:13 PM, Nov 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-18 04:28:11-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- An approaching cold front will keep clouds around this evening and tonight. There is the chance of showers, with the best chances across northern and western VA. Lows will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Areas of fog will be possible.

Skies will become mostly sunny Saturday. It will be cooler with highs ranging from the lower 60s far north to around 70 far south. Temps will drop a little as the afternoon wears on. It will be breezy with gusts over 25 mph. Due to the dry ground, gusty winds and low relative humidity, a fire weather watch is in effect for much of the area. Any sparks or fires will spread quickly.

Lows Saturday night will range from the upper 20s to the mid 30s.

Sunday will be sunny with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Clouds will increase on Monday with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

A storm system will bring rain to the area for much of Tuesday into Tuesday night. Rainfall of over 1/2 inch is possible, but there is the potential for over 1 inch of rain.

Rain will exit Wednesday morning, and the rest of the day will be dry. No major travel weather issues will be around the our area, but there may be some rain and snow showers in the mountains of West Virginia.

Thanksgiving will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Friday will be partly cloudy.

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