First Alert: A cold front will bring rain Friday

Cooler temperatures are expected behind the front for the weekend

Rain likely on Friday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - An approaching cold front will bring another round of rain Central Virginia Friday.

Timing for the majority of the rainfall looks to begin early Friday morning and lasts through Friday night. This is what it could look like just after lunch time:

Rain looks likely throughout the day Friday. Latest indications show the heaviest rain east of I-95.
Rain looks likely throughout the day Friday. Latest indications show the heaviest rain east of I-95. (Source: WWBT)

Widespread rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1.25 inches of rain are expected. Some of the forecast models have been showing lower rainfall amounts in the most recent forecast model runs.

Possible rainfall totals for Friday are as follows:

One models shows the possibility of higher rain totals south and east of RIC.
One models shows the possibility of higher rain totals south and east of RIC. (Source: WWBT)

At this point we are not expecting thunderstorms in Virginia.

Check back for updates and download the NBC12 First Alert Weather App for updates as we get closer.

Good news: This system moves out early Saturday AM and will give way to plenty of sunshine through the weekend. Plan for much cooler temperatures and chilly overnights.

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