First Alert: Rain likely across Central Virginia to ring in 2021

Rain could be heavy at times New Year’s Day

First Alert: Rain likely across Central Virginia to ring in 2021

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - First Alert: Rain is likely to ring in 2021 on New Year’s Day.

We are currently sitting in the #3 wettest year on record and with a couple light showers Wednesday evening and mainly light scattered showers New Year’s Eve, the chance to climb to the #2 spot doesn’t look very likely.

63.52 inches of rain has already fallen in 2020. It’s remarkable that 2 of the rainiest years on record have occurred in the past 3 years!

Rain will be likely during the day and into the evening Friday.

Here’s the rain total forecast through Friday evening from the European model:

Yet another soaking rain, as the forecast is calling for another 1". This from a New Year's Day storm.
Yet another soaking rain, as the forecast is calling for another 1". This from a New Year's Day storm. (Source: nbc12)

It will be COLD on New Year’s Day as the rain comes down. Keep your rain gear handy at any point if you are heading out!

Rain is likely to move out of the area before sunrise Saturday. Then more rain is expected again by Sunday morning.

Be sure to download the NBC12 First Alert Weather app for the latest details!

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