A cool front is expected to stall out near the region today. It’s location will determine our weather this afternoon. There is high pressure in the area this morning off to our southeast.
The front is slowly trudging south from the D.C. area.
High pressure is to our southeast, but it is slightly edging farther offshore. We’ll have partly cloudy skies today. Most of the area will have nice weather for most of the day. As the front stalls out near Richmond this afternoon there will be some scattered showers and storms there. A couple of those showers and storms may break away from the pack and move closer to Hampton Roads.
So I have some isolated showers possible into parts of the Hampton Roads area.
Remember a 20% chance is isolated — 30-50% is scattered. Keep in mind that if the front stalls out just a little more south of the current forecast, then the rain chances could go up a little for Hampton Roads.
High temps will be near 80 degrees with some 70s near the shore. We’ll have a light south wind. Tomorrow the front will move back north as a warm front. We’ll have highs near 80 degrees with partly cloudy skies. It will be in the low-mid 80s inland. We’ll be even warmer on Friday with highs in the mid 80s.
By the weekend, a cool front will drop into the region. It will cool our highs down to the 70s. The models handle the front differently. So the timing and placement for the rain showers is still all over the place.
The GFS has some scattered showers on Saturday with rain likely Saturday night and most of Sunday. The European model has scattered showers on Saturday, but it holds off the second wave of rain until Sunday evening. The models should come into better agreement by tomorrow. They both have some scattered showers continuing into Monday. Stay tuned for udpates.
They are expecting more bad weather in the central part of the country. There is an enhanced risk for severe weather from Texas to southern Arkansas. Seems like it is unrelenting out there lately.
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Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler