Cold blast likely in Virginia to start off December

High temperatures next Tuesday through the rest of the week will be well below average

A cold blast is likely to start December

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - After a mild stretch of weather through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a cold blast is expected behind an area of low pressure to kick off December.

A soaking rain is expected with gusty winds Monday, followed by a surge of cold air Monday night into Tuesday. We could see upwards of 1″ of rain total in some neighborhoods.

Once this system passes, cold air rushes in and afternoon high temperatures Tuesday will likely stay in the mid 40s. There could even be snow in the mountains.

A blast of cold weather is expected to kick off December.
A blast of cold weather is expected to kick off December. (Source: WWBT)

Overnight lows both Wednesday and Thursday will be in the 20s.

This surge of cold weather shows up on the Climate Prediction Center’s 10 to 14 day temperature outlook. Cooler than average temperatures are expected for the first week of December across the southeastern U.S.

Cooler than average temperatures are expected across the southern tier of the U.S. to kick off December.
Cooler than average temperatures are expected across the southern tier of the U.S. to kick off December. (Source: WWBT)

Be sure to download the NBC12 First Alert Weather app for updates on this cold blast as we get closer.

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