Patrick’s Weekend Forecast: It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Posted at 6:12 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 18:13:24-05

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

We’ve enjoyed 10 straight days with above-normal temperatures. We won’t make it to 11.

The cold front that brought us showers Thursday will bring us sharply cooler temperatures this weekend.

In most areas, the Mercury won’t climb out of the 40s on Saturday. On top of that, we will have a stiff northwest breeze making it feel more like the 30s.

The chilliest weather will come on Sunday morning when most of us will wake up to temperatures in the 20s. But by the afternoon it will be a few degrees warmer than Saturday and a lot less breezy.

And on Monday we begin another warming trend, with high temperatures in the mid 60s under partly cloudy skies.

Rain returns on Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the upper 60s. And we’ll climb into the lower 70s on Christmas Eve, before a cold front crosses the area.

The forecast for Christmas Day is still in question. The forecast models are not in agreement. Right now, it looks like we may see temperatures in the 60s with clearing skies. Stay tuned.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1916 Winter Storm: 5.3″ Snow – Richmond
2009 Snow 4-6″ begins Richmond Metro late in the day

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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