Blog: Overall, A Wet Week Ahead!

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We have a wet weather pattern ahead this week with only a couple of brief breaks. Last night we had a widespread rain that became heavy at times. 

Since midnight, we picked up about 0.25 inches to 0.75 inches in the region.

Norfolk picked up 0.86 inches since midnight. The showers became more scattered by 8 a.m. They’ll be moving out by mid-morning. The rain is partially caused by an area of low pressure that was moving along the shore. 

It will drag a weak cool front through the region behind it as it heads out to sea today, but that will dry us out more than cool us down this afternoon. In fact…with the sun popping out today we should be able to raise the high temps into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. Winds will pick up out of the west at 5-15mph with gusts to 25 mph.

High pressure will build in tonight into tomorrow.  We’ll have dry weather for Tuesday, but it will be cooler. Highs temps wil be in the low-mid 40s. Moisture will start increasing again Tuesday night. We’ll go to cloudy skies.

The moisture will keep increasing Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, and this could lead to a brief wintry mix. 

While surface temps will probably be above freezing in Hampton Roads (which would lead to mostly melting), it will likely be colder north and west of Hampton Roads. So there’s a possiblility for some light accumulations there. Probably more on grassy surfaces than the roads, but we’ll see. 

We have a little time to watch the updates. Especially since the forecast has changed quite a bit in the last 24 hours for that timeframe. 

Through the day Wednesday, we’ll warm up enough to turn any mix into rain showers. Rain will become pretty widespread. High temps will be in the 40s. We’ll have another round of rain on Thursday. The jetstream will be taking a big dip over the western U.S. and it will run right through Hampton Roads. 

Jetstream Forecast

So we’ll have some upper level disturbances rolling through our region from that from Wednesday onward.  Plus, we’ll keep pulling up the moisture out of the south.  High temps will be in the 60s on Thursday.

On Friday we may catch a break, or we’ll at least have lower rain chances.  That depends on which model you believe.  High temps will be back down to the 40s. 

Then we’ll probably have some more wet weather as we head into next weekend.  Hopefully, that part of the forecast will change.  Stay tuned for updates.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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