Winter weather forecast for Richmond, VA

Prepare for winter weather in Richmond, VA with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.

A bench in Libby Hill Park is covered in snow overlooking the river.

Richmond had a bit of picturesque precipitation last year.

Photo by @sonyasfoodforthought on Instagram

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We know the question on your mind, Richmonders — is it going to snow? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for December, January, and February.

While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what winter will bring.

Reminder: The first official day of winter is Wednesday, Dec. 21.

🌡️ Temperature

Think warm. This winter, Richmond has a 35% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

Expect about average precipitation. Richmond is predicted to experience ordinary snow and rainfall amounts for the season.


December temperatures in Richmond tend to fluctuate between 35.1° and 49.. Since it might be a little warmer than normal, don’t hold out for a snowy holiday season. The days will also be shorter, so get out in the sun if you can.


Expect it to be a bit more frigid in January. Historically the coldest month of the year, temperatures average between a low of 29. and a high of 44.. If we see significant snow this winter, it’ll likely be in January.


In February, temperatures generally stay around a low of 31.and a high of 49.. If you’ve already got your sun lamp out, you might be reassured to hear that by the end of February, the sun won’t set until 6 p.m. It’s the little things.

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