Updated By Meteorologist Jim Duncan
NIGHT: Skies will be mainly clear for the evening with some increasing cloudiness late at night. After 50s today, temperatures dip into the mid 20s by Tuesday morning.
TOMORROW: There might be a hint of sun early, but then skies quickly become overcast. Temperatures stay cold with readings slowly rising into the mid 30s during the afternoon. By afternoon, some spotty light rain showers will be possible with even a little light wintry mix over the western and northwestern Piedmont (well west of Richmond).
WEDNESDAY: Watch for a dramatic warm-up in advance of a strong cold front that pushes through Wednesday night. More rain is likely, particularly from late afternoon through the overnight (could be heavy). Temps soar into the low 60s. As the colder air arrives at night, rain may mix with or change to sleet and snow before sunrise Thursday.
THURSDAY: Still looking at a good chance of sleet/snow changeover from the rain. The timing of the changeover will depend on the speed of the front, with one model holding it off until around mid-day, while others show the change happening before sunrise. Temps will be turning very cold regardless, falling through the 20s by later in the day. We'll need to monitor the model trends for forecast updates, as it could turn out quite wintry.
FRIDAY: High pressure takes control of our weather bringing sunshine, but cold temps remain, with readings topping out in the 30s.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY: Although the nights will still be chilly, we'll be warming up a little over the weekend with a mix of clouds and sunshine expected each day. (Although temperatures will still be below normal)