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FIRST ALERT: Super Bowl Sunday rain

Super Bowl Sunday is still slated to bring most of Virginia a chilly, rainy day.

The precipitation may begin as a brief wintry mix over the western Piedmont Sunday morning, but all areas change to just a chilly rain by afternoon. For Richmond and Central Virginia, just rain is expected, with rising temperatures through the day in the mid 40s.

Minneapolis will be VERY cold for folks traveling up that way to see the big game. Thankfully the game itself will be indoors!

Here's the forecast for Sunday at kickoff..

RPM maps Sunday morning shows a wintry mix possible over western VA, with cold rain moving into central Virginia, but warming temperatures will spread over the entire area through the day.

Expect a chilly rain through the afternoon and into the evening hours.

If you have plans to head out to any Super Bowl parties, the roads will be wet, so drive safely!

Overall, we're getting lucky with this storm, UNLESS you're wishing for snow! The rain will be good for the start of the spring growing season, unbelievably just a few weeks away.

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