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Strong cold front moves in overnight

Posted at 8:14 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 08:54:28-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- We're tracking a strong cold front that will move into the region overnight. Winds will be quite gusty out of the south, turning to the west by morning. This will usher in much colder air for Christmas. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s ahead of the front and will then tumble dramatically into the 30s after its moves through. Waves of rain will continue for several hours, with a rumble or two of thunder possible. Local flooding will continue to be a concern.

A few flurries may be in the air Christmas morning, especially north of Richmond. It will be blustery and cold Friday with a mix of clouds and sun, and highs in the upper 30s.

The rest of the weekend looks dry and cool with highs in the upper 30s Saturday and the upper 40s on Sunday. Lows will be in the upper teens and lower 20s.

Another front will move through later Monday, but no precipitation is expected. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s Monday, dipping back into the 40s Tuesday and Wednesday.

Yet another system will approach the Mid-Atlantic New Year's Eve, bringing milder weather ahead of it and potentially another round of significant rain.

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