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VIPIR Forecast: Tracking heavy rain, then a big drop in temperatures

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 14:55:39-05

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Tracking rain, then a big drop in temperatures….Make sure you keep your umbrella handy. We’re tracking a good deal of rain for your Wednesday night and Thursday, all courtesy of a stationary front that’s draped over the area. This weather setup will bring periods of heavy rain our way this evening. A few thunderstorms are possible. Some flooding is also likely in flood prone areas, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, expect cloudy skies and areas of fog. On Thursday, rain will be likely through at least the first half of the day. Then, rain chances will taper by late afternoon into the evening. Temperatures will fall from the 60s in the morning to the mid 50s by afternoon. The clouds will stick around on Friday for a mostly cloudy day. Highs will be in the lower 50s. By Saturday and Sunday, we’re expecting sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s!

***A Flood Warning remains in effect for the Nottoway River in Southampton County. The river is at minor flooding levels now. Water levels will gradually fall over the next few days.

Tonight: Cloudy Skies. Rain Likely (90%). Low temperatures near 60. Winds: Var. 10-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (60%). Temps falling through the 50s by afternoon. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Chilly. High temperatures in the lower 50s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1935 Winter Weather: 7.4″ snow – Richmond

Dominic Brown

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