We are going to have some pretty cold air moving into our region, but things could be much worse. Take a look at the regional temperatures this morning.
Temperatures in the Midwest were in the -15 to -30 degree range. Wind chills were in the negative 40s, 50s, and 60s. Youch! Meanwhile, in our region we had temps in the 20s and 30s. There was a little patchy black ice, but luckily it wasn’t widespread. The first cold front has moved well offshore. Much cooler/colder air is drifting into the region.
Temperatures actually won’t be too bad today. We’ll top off in the mid 40s. However, the wind will pick up out of the west/southwest. This will make it feel like the 30s. At least we’ll have a lot of sunshine. A second cold front will move through this evening. Winds will stay up and turn out of the northwest. colder air will rush in.
Overnight low temps will drop down to the teens, with some 20s near the shore. This will be a good night to slow-drip the faucets. Bring in the pets out of the cold. Wind chills will drop down to near zero. This will continue into tomorrow morning, and it will affect kids at the bus stops.
Tomorrow, we’ll have mostly sunny skies, but it will be tough to warm up. High temps are only forecast to be in the low 30s. We’ll have breezy northwest winds, but they won’t be as strong as this afternoon. We’ll warm up a little on Friday with highs back to the 40s and a mix of sun and clouds.
Highs will be in the 40s for Groundhog Day (I’ll be at the VLM with Chesapeake Chuck in the afternoon). Skies will be partly cloudy. Then we’ll warm to the 50s by Sunday. We’ll be in the 60s by early next week. Stay tuned for updates.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler