Patrick’s VIPIR Forecast: Falling rain and falling temps

Posted at 3:10 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 15:10:10-05

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

Not only are we counting down to the new year, we are counting down to the end of our unusually warm weather.

We set another high temperature record on Tuesday, but Wednesday will not be quite as warm.

A cold front will slip through the region and stall out on Wednesday. An area of low pressure will develop along that front and cross the area, producing showers and possibly thunderstorms in the afternoon. We will see high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Thursday will bring lower rain chances and lower temperatures. Expect highs only in the upper 50s and the lower 60s.

It looks like we will ring in the new year at midnight with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 50s.

The first day of 2016 will start with plenty of clouds, with more sunshine in the afternoon. Temperatures will be closer to normal, with highs in the lower 50s.

We will enjoy a lot more sunshine this weekend but it will be sharply colder with high temperatures in the upper 40s and the lower 50s.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1935 Winter Weather: 7.4″ snow – Richmond
1997 Winter Weather: 2″-3″ snow, Central Virginia

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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