Richmond Times-Dispatch

Early rain should give way to warm, dry Thanksgivi­ng

- BY JOHN BOYER Check Richmond.com/weather for John Boyer’s forecast updates. Contact him at JBoyer@ timesdispa­tch.com.

The forecast for Thanksgivi­ng is still on track, and it’s mostly good news.

Showers are most likely across central Virginia around daybreak, but rain chances will taper through the late morning and early afternoon as a cold front moves away to the east.

There’s still a slight chance for a passing sprinkle in the afternoon, but it wouldn’t last long or amount to much. Most places can expect to stay dry after lunchtime. But due to the scattered nature of the rain, some may see their last drops around 9 a.m.

After a cloudy start, clearing skies in the afternoon should help push highs close to 70 degrees across central Virginia. Otherwise, expect a humid feel to the air and a light breeze from the southwest.

Mostly sunny, dry and mild weather is still in store for Friday. Saturday’s rain chance is trending very low, so outdoor plans are still in good shape.

A system early next week looks like it will bring more soaking rain to the area, but its arrival has slowed from Sunday into Monday. So Sunday could still feature some decently dry and sunny conditions, but it will be trending cooler into the 50s.

Thursday: Morning showers, then clearing. High near 70 degrees.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid-toupper 40s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 60s.

Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low in the lower-to-mid 40s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, slight chance of light rain. High near 60 degrees.

Saturday night: Mostly clear. Low near 40 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High in the upper 50s.

Sunday night: Turning cloudy with rain possible. Low in the mid-40s.

Monday: Heavy rain likely, possibly storms. Otherwise cloudy and breezy. High in the lower 60s.

Monday night: Clearing and breezy. Low near 40 degrees.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High in the 50s.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy and colder. Low in the 30s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, slight chance of a shower. High in the 40s.

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