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Tracking a Christmas Eve storm

Posted at 7:01 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 07:48:14-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- We're tracking a strong cold front that will arrive this evening. It will be windy and much warmer ahead of the front, with highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. The front will pass through Thursday night into Friday morning. Waves of rain will move through during the day, heavy at times. There is the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms in the evening. The main threats will be strong wind gusts and the potential for 1" to 2" of rain, with areas northwest of Richmond possibly seeing more. The tornado threat for a tornado is minimal, with a somewhat higher risk down in Hampton Roads. Remain weather aware.

A few flurries may be in the air Christmas morning, especially north of Richmond. It will be blustery and cold Friday, with 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.

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