First Alert Weather Days: Bitter cold for Thursday and Friday

Rivals the coldest weather so far this winter

Forecast: Very cold Thursday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Accumulating snow never materialized in Central Virginia on Tuesday evening, but the bitter cold is still on track to arrive for Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday is a First Alert Weather Day due to potential for black ice for the morning commute, and Thursday is also a First Alert Weather Day because of bitterly cold temperatures rivaling the coldest weather so far this winter.

A Wind Advisory is in place from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday for much of the area as winds could gust to 40-45 mph.

A Wind Chill Advisory is in place north of Richmond from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning .

It will turn sharply colder with low temperatures Thursday morning near 10 degrees and high temperatures stuck in the mid to upper 20s Thursday afternoon.

The Wind Chill factor will make it feel even colder both days.

The wind chill factor will make it feel like the single digits early Thursday morning.
The wind chill factor will make it feel like the single digits early Thursday morning.

You will want to dress warmly and protect your pets on Thursday with some of the coldest temperatures of the winter so far.

The cold isn’t going to stick around too long. Check out our First Alert Weather blog post on when temperatures will get back to the 60s.

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