The storm over the weekend went pretty much as planned. We had a lot of rain in the region with a wintry mix at the start and end. There was some accumulating snow north of Hampton Roads. Especially on the Eastern Shore.
Last night, the rain turned into a wintry mix that even made it into the metro area.
Most of that melted. However, temperatures dropped to 30-35 degrees this morning. That allowed some patchy black ice to form. I think we were lucky. Most of the ground temperatures are in the mid 30s to around 40 degrees. Also, the ground was very wet. So we were spared a widespread problem with ice….this time.
Today, the surface low will move out to sea, but high pressure won’t build in quickly behind it.
This means that we’ll probably hold onto a lot of the clouds through the afternoon. It will be cold and breezy. High temps will only be in the upper 30s to near 40. The wind will be out of the north at 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Winds will die down tonight. Skies will become partly cloudy. Low temps will be in the 20s. We should dry out.
So I don’t think we’ll have too many problems with ice tomorrow morning.
We’ll have lots of sunshine tomorrow with highs in the 40s. We’ll be even better on Wednesday with highs in the low 50s. The next chance for rain is Friday. Highs will be in the 50s.
Some folks are already talking about next weekend. Settle down now!
It looks pretty rainy on Sunday and warm during the day. High temps will be in the 50s and maybe 60s. Sure, we may wrap it up as a wintry mix Sunday evening, but we’ll see. Let’s enjoy the quiet weather for a couple of days before focusing on that. The forecast will probably change 3-4 times before we get there, anyway.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler