If you've got Christmas lights or any other outside holiday decorations, this weekend might be your best chance to get them up in comfortable weather.
Sunday continues the recent trend of above-average temperatures, though a system moving later in the day will push temperatures closer to seasonal averages starting Monday and continuing at least through mid-week. Highest temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees with fresh to strong southerly winds, which will veer northwesterly as the rain clears.
Tonight: Partly cloudy... Temperatures may drop into the 50s...but then steady out and perhaps even creep up towards daybreak Monday to near 60°!
For the most part, that means 30s and 40s for highs and 20s for lows in Richmond. While drought-busting rain shouldn't be expected, some of our lawns will get a good soaking.
Cold weather will be moving into Missouri and IL on Monday afternoon through Monday evening.
Any snow we see between Thursday and the weekend is likely to result from clippers, fast-moving disturbances from the northwest limited in moisture.
The jet stream is about to turn more wavy around the Northern Hemisphere, which will rearrange the tracks of highs and lows and the pattern of warm and cold air.
Friday morning starts off with lingering cold rain showers along the coast and a slight risk of rain in the Pee Dee, a cold rain/winter mix in NC.
High pressure will remain in control Monday, leading to sunny skies and comfortable temperatures.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Wednesday: We'll likely see a little more rain - forecasters expect a 30 to 50 percent chance of showers and highs between 50 and 55 degrees. The first half of next week looks cold and dry.
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It's been so warm lately because air has been coming in from the southwest.