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Patrick’s VIPIR Forecast: From record heat to highs in the 40s

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 15:31:08-05

Call it the tale of two cold fronts. Our first cold front will move through tonight, bringing us a little bit of rain and a small drop in temperatures, bringing an end to our record high temperatures. The second cold front will move through on Thursday bringing us more rain, possibly thunderstorms, and a whole lot more cold air.

The scattered showers should end overnight and we will wake up to partly cloudy skies, breezy conditions and temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s on Tuesday. It will still be quite warm in the afternoon, with high temperatures in the upper 60s, but not as warm as Monday. Expect plenty of sunshine.

The forecast is much the same on Wednesday, but it will just be a little cooler, with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s.

The next cold front arrives Thursday afternoon. Ahead of that front we will warm up into the upper 60s and the lower 70s. It looks like scattered showers and thunderstorms will arrive in the afternoon and evening and clear out by early on Friday.

Behind the cold front, expect clearing skies and dropping temperatures. We will see highs in the mid-to-upper 50s on Friday and only in the upper 40s this weekend, despite plenty of sunshine.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1958 Winter Storm: 5.8″ snow – Richmond, 8.0″ snow Salisbury

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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