Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

It’s back to reality.

After a few days of unusually mild mid-December weather, we’ll be cooling back down over the next few days. Expect plenty of sunshine on Thursday morning, with a few more afternoon clouds and high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40s. And the forecast is pretty similar on Friday.

But big changes arrive for the weekend. A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico will approach the area on Saturday. That will mean increasing clouds for the first half of the day with scattered showers arriving for the afternoon and evening hours. And it will be a chilly rain, with highs only in the mid-to-upper 40s.

It looks like some of the wet weather sticks around for at least the first part of Sunday. It may be a few degrees warmer, with highs in the upper 40s.

And Monday is looking cool and damp as well. We may get a break from the rain on Tuesday before more rain moves in for Christmas Eve. The tradeoff: a nice warm up. Ahead of a cold front, we’ll see the mercury climb into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Behind the cold front, it’ll feel a lot more “Christmassy” for Christmas Day. Expect highs back in the 40s.

Today in Local Weather History (National Weather Service)
1932 Winter Storm: 7.5″ snow – Richmond

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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