RICHMOND, Va. -- A seasonally strong cold front will move through Virginia early this morning through midday, bringing a round of rainfall and much cooler weather to the region. Rain will begin to overspread the area from west to east tonight, arriving in the Richmond area around midnight. The heaviest rain will fall between sunrise and Noon Friday, with most areas receiving around a half an inch of rain. Higher rain totals will be possible in the Tidewater, with lower totals along the western Piedmont and Blue Ridge. Temperatures will steadily fall throughout the day, starting in the 60s early Friday, and reaching the upper 40s and low 50s by sunset. The rain will come to an end in all areas several hours before sunrise Saturday.
Saturday will be a sunny and cool day, with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. Sunday will be milder, with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Variably cloudy and warm conditions are expected for much of next week, with no significant storm systems affecting the region.
The tropics remain relatively quiet, with only a few weak disturbances.
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