This week is bringing Richmond’s first spell of morning lows in the 70s for 2021. Such days are getting more common, and we’d expect a few dozen more by fall. Last year had 65 lows in the 70s, which tied for third-most on record. The peak was 73 days in 2018.
John Boyer is the first staff meteorologist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He joined the RTD newsroom in November 2016. Boyer earned his degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.