(WFXR). While the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes regions are dealing with significant wintry weather the Commonwealth will be dealing with record warmth.
A ridge of high pressure continues to build over the area, coupled with a surface high off the SE coast, temps in Virginia will crush previously set high-temperature records.
Highs on Thursday are expected to be around 20 – 30 degrees above normal. Here are the numbers:
This warm scenario will be finished by the weekend as temps will drop on Friday and then plummet on Saturday.
Friday will still be above normal with highs in the low 60s, but a cold front slices through, and temps drop significantly overnight into Saturday.
There is a chance for some light precipitation on Saturday and if the timing is just right, we may see some frozen particles fall from the sky. Sleet and freezing rain are very possible in the northern counties and highlands Saturday morning. Slick roads are expected Saturday morning in some locations. Not all models agree with this solution, so I have kept the probability of precipitation low.
Sunday will begin a warming pattern again as highs top out in the 60s. There is still a chance for rain on both Sunday and Monday, but since the highs will be in the 60s, expect the precip to remain liquid.