Blog: Cool & Dry Today. Some Showers Next Week.


Hopefully, you remembered to change the clocks last night.  With the time change in place, we now have the sun shining an hour earlier than before.  So we started the day with lots of sunshine.

It was nice, but it was a little breezy near the shore.  High pressure is solidly in place, and we have plenty of dry air. However, the high is quickly moving to the northeast.

With the high heading into the northeast states today, we’ll have some clouds and moisture chasing it.  So we’ll go from mostly sunny skies this morning to mostly cloudy skies by the end of the day.  High temps will be in the low 60s.  Scattered showers will move in by tonight.  Tomorrow we’ll have a warm front lifting up from the south.  This will stall out near our coast.  We’ll have a couple of rounds of rain showers on Monday, but it won’t be a washout.  It will warm up with an east/southeast breeze.  Highs will be in the low 70s.  On Tuesday (Election Day) we’ll have some very warm temperatures.  Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80.  Winds will be out of due south.  This will bump up the humidity.  We’ll have lots of clouds, but the rain showers look pretty isolated at this time.  We’ll have more rain showers Tuesday night into Wednesday morning along a cool front. We’ll cool down on Wednesday to the low 70s with clearing skies during the afternoon. We’ll be dry and cooler still on Thursday. 

A quick tally on our rain totals for the month of October and for the year.  In October we had 2.27″ of rain. That was 1.15″ below the average.  For the year we are still up.  We’ve had 48.66″ so far this year. That is 8.54″ above average.  That is from Norfolk International Airport which is the main climate site for our region. The data is from the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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