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First Alert: Strong cold front ushers in true autumn air this weekend

Gusty showers Saturday will be followed by cool, crisp autumn air on Sunday
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 2:24 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2021 at 10:34 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A strong October cold front will bring scattered showers today followed by cool, crisp air for the second half of the weekend.

High temperatures today will likely reach the low 80s ahead of the approaching cold front.

Forecast models are in good agreement that a strong cold front crosses Central Virginia during the day. Timing: 2-7pm. Rain totals will be near 1/4″ or less.

Rain totals will likely be less than 1/4" accompanied with gusty winds
Rain totals will likely be less than 1/4" accompanied with gusty winds(WWBT)

Gusty winds will accompany those showers as the front passes. There will be minimal instability/fuel for thunderstorms, so we are not expecting any widespread severe weather.

A much cooler and true autumn airmass arrives behind the front with cool, crisp weather expected from Sunday into early next week. Daytime high temperatures on Sunday likely only make it in the mid 60s and overnight lows could reach the upper 40s.

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