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Wet and much cooler Sunday

Posted at 5:07 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 23:42:34-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Showers will increase across the area overnight. A cold front sliding to the south will cause temperatures to lower into the low and mid 50s by daybreak.

Sunday will be a lot cooler with occasional rain, drizzle and fog. Temperatures much of the day will be in the low to mid 50s for most areas, but southeastern VA will see some lower 60s.

Highs will bounce back into the upper 60s Monday, with mostly to variably cloudy skies. We may see a bit more sun on Tuesday, which will boost temperatures into the low and mid 70s. Then the next cold front may produce a passing shower. This front will get hung up over the area midweek, so temperatures will depend on which side of the front you're on.

An area of low pressure moving in from the southwest, combined with some tropical moisture from what will be Zeta, will bring high rain chances Thursday into early Friday. Temperatures may reach 70 with the arrival of tropical moisture, but Friday and Saturday should be much cooler again.

In the tropics: Tropical Depression #28 is located over the western Caribbean and will track into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. It is expected to become Tropical Storm Zeta (and eventually it could become a hurricane). Expectations are for the storm to make landfall along the north central Gulf Coast midweek and then track northeast over or just west of the Appalachians. By the way, once this system officially acquires a name, this season will tie 2005 as the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record. Hurricane Epsilon is now well northeast of Bermuda, and will continuing tracking into the northern Atlantic.

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