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Notes: The rain could clear, but the cold is here to stay for the weekend

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

Today’s weather: Light rain and windy in the morning. High of 55 and low of 10.
🌤 Tomorrow: Clear throughout the day. High of 24 and low of 10. Sunrise at 7:26 am and sunset at 4:52 pm.

🚨 You need to know

It’s Christmas Eve’s-Eve, and as promised the weather is likely to make it a poor day to travel for (including yours truly). The Virginia Department of Transportation, to be fair, warned locals earlier this week that Wednesday was going to be the best day to travel.

It’s raining this morning, but there’s a chance for that to change into a snowy mix as temperatures drop. Alexandria and the rest of the region are facing a “blast of arctic air” that could drop temperatures down to the lowest they’ve been in December for nearly 30 years, according to FOX 5.

Still, that weather could clear up as early as this afternoon, with an overcast Saturday and a sunny Christmas. Don’t let the sunshine fool you, however, it will still likely be bitterly cold — in the mid-20s — tomorrow with only a slight increase on Sunday.

📈 Thursday’s most read

The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Dec 22, 2022.

  1. Police: Alexandria teen death in West End ruled a homicide (1291 views)
  2. Driver charged with failing to pay attention after pedestrian struck in Old Town North (885 views)
  3. BAR defers historic home modification decision, admits it is ‘a crappy situation’ (594 views)
  4. Morning Notes (88 views)

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information:, 770.789.3534.

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