It got a little loud yesterday evening. With a cold front passing through the region, it sparked a few strong thunderstorms. Behind that front, we will be tracking much cooler temperatures today, in fact, it’ll be about 20° to 25° cooler than it was yesterday with highs in the mid-50s.
Overnight, expect mainly clear skies with lows in the low-40s..we’ll call it seasonably cool. With winds turning out of the south tomorrow and picking up between 10 to 20 MPH, it’ll be a warm end to the week with temperatures surging back into the low to mid-70s! I wish I could say the beautiful weather would continue into the weekend, but Saturday will be just….ugly.
Clouds will increase from Friday night and rain will spread across the region by Saturday morning. We will be tracking rain for most of the day until the evening hours, then things get interesting. The mercury will initially start in the mid-50s, then gradually fall through the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the upper-30s, near 40° by 7 PM. Around that time, we could start to see some wet snowflakes and/or sleet mix in with the raindrops.
The odds of a rain/snow/sleet mix is more likely farther north and west of the Metro, but I can’t rule it out anywhere across Hampton Roads. *IF* we see a wintry mix, it’ll be brief and it won’t accumulate – I don’t want to overhype this, but it’s not often we talk about the potential for a mix in April.
Sunday will be dry, but cool with highs only near 50°.
Unfortunately, it looks like temperatures won’t turn more seasonable for at least the next seven days.
-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor