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Warm start to March across Central Virginia

It will really feel like spring to start March
Warm weather ahead for the next 7 days
Published: Feb. 28, 2022 at 11:46 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2022 at 3:24 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - March is coming in like a lamb across Central Virginia with warmer than average temperatures expected for the first week of the month.

The Climate Prediction Center shows those above average temperatures expected in the next week across the southeastern U.S.

Much warmer than average weather is expected through the first week of March.
Much warmer than average weather is expected through the first week of March.(WWBT)

High temperatures Tuesday will climb into the low 60s, with 70 degrees expected on Wednesday. Thursday will still be in the mid 60s before a brief cooldown for one day on Friday.

It will likely turn even warmer this weekend into the following week with high temperatures by Sunday in the upper 70s. We could push into the 80s early next week (Sunday/Monday)!

If we reach the 80s on Sunday and Monday, we could come close to record highs for those dates. The record high for Sunday is 84 degrees (1961) and for Monday it’s 83 degrees (1974).

Temperatures will be near 70 on Wednesday and could make a run towards the low 80s by the end...
Temperatures will be near 70 on Wednesday and could make a run towards the low 80s by the end of the weekend.(WWBT)

Warmer weather is to be expected as we head into the spring months, but these temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees above the average highs (averages for early March are in the mid to upper 50s).

More seasonable weather likely makes a return starting on Tuesday March 8.

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