Pinpoint Weather: Cooler with a spotty shower for some Monday, then much warmer again with midweek rain chances

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This holiday weekend has been unseasonably warm — feeling more like late October versus late December. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and much closer to average Monday before climbing to highs around 20 degrees warmer than average Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our weather stays calm and mild heading into this Sunday evening. Skies will remain clear until late tonight before some clouds move back in by dawn. With the lack of clouds for most of the night and calm winds, temperatures will drop more than they did last night. Look for lows to drop a little past 40° for most in the mountains. Lows east of the Parkway will generally be in the lower to mid 40s.

A warm front to our south may not make much progress northward until Monday night. With the additional clouds and the warm front staying to our south most of the day, Monday will be noticeably much cooler compared to this weekend. However, highs for many may still hover just a few degrees above their normal high for late December.

As the warm front presses north Monday night, a few spotty showers are expected. Behind the warm front, Tuesday’s highs will be much warmer again — by as much as 15 to 20 degrees in some spots! Highs will likely rise to the 60s to near 70°.

The front may stall or meander across Virginia Tuesday and Wednesday before lifting away as a weakening cold front to our west draws near. As the cold front approaches, rain chances increase late Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday. Scattered showers, and even a few rumbles of thunder, are likely Wednesday. Rain chances will linger into early Thursday before the system finally clears our area.

Another system is poised to bring another chance for rain Saturday and Sunday.

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