Forecast: Nice weekend but high fire danger on Saturday

Beneficial soaking rainfall arrives on Tuesday
Rain is finally in the forecast for next week
Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 4:03 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 11:05 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - First Alert Weather Day for high fire danger on Saturday with gusty winds and dry air.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy skies with a SLIGHT chance for a light shower or some sprinkles, mainly north and west of Richmond. Lows in the mid-50s. (Rain Chance: 20%)

Saturday: First Alert Weather Day for a high wildfire threat. A DAY TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL with anything that could start a fire as conditions will be ideal for fires to start and spread quickly. Any early morning clouds move out quickly with skies becoming mostly sunny. Humidity drops. Lows in the low to mid 50s, highs in the low to mid 60s. BREEZY with gusts from the northwest near 25mph and as high as 30 mph.

Sunday: Lots of sunshine, a light wind through the day. Lows in the low 30s, highs near 60°.

Monday: Increasing clouds during the day with rain developing at night. Lows in the mid 30s, highs in the upper 50s.

Tuesday: Cloudy with rain likely at any point. Rain could be moderate to heavy at times. Lows in the upper 30s, highs in the low 60s. (Rain Chance: 80%) Rain amounts from .50″ up to 1″ looking likely.

Wednesday: Early morning clouds with a lingering shower possible, then increasing sunshine, breezy and cool. Lows in the mid-40s, highs in the upper 50s. (Early morning Rain Chance: 20%)

Thursday (Thanksgiving Day): Lots of sunshine, chilly. Lows in the upper 20s, highs in the upper 40s to near 50°.

Friday: Partly sunny. Lows in the upper 20s, highs in the low 50s.

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