BLOG: Is It Friday Yet??

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Lets see….

It’s cold this morning, so you’re going to need to dress warmly.

BUT before you get in your car, you’ll need to scrape frost off your windshield and windows.

THEN once you actually get on the road, you may encounter some icy spots.  Several accidents were reported due to icy roads.

Fun morning right?  Hence the title of this blog.

At least we won’t be tracking anymore rain or snow today.  We’ll see plenty of sunshine for your Thursday with highs in the mid-40s.  Keep in mind, we should be in the mid-50s for this time of year.  The below average temperature trend will continue for (at least) the next seven days.

A cold front will swing through tomorrow, but it’ll be silent frontal passage in the sense it won’t bring us much cloud cover or a chance of precip.  Instead, it’ll shift our wind direction and drop temperatures for Saturday.  Saturday will be dry, but chilly with highs in the low to mid-40s.

By Sunday, we will be tracking an area of low pressure moving out of the southeast.  Since we will be on the cold side of the low, there will be a chance of a wintry mix from time to time, but it looks like a mostly rain event for the Tidewater region and northeast North Carolina.

Rain will spread from the south to the north Sunday morning.  Most of the snow and wintry mix will be limited to inland areas of Virginia and North Carolina, but I can’t rule out an initial wintry mix on the western and northern fringe of our viewing area, i.e Southampton Co, Sussex Co, Surry Co, and James City Co.  Steady rain is expected throughout Sunday into Sunday night.  By Monday morning, we’ll get on the back end of this departing system, so that will pull in some cooler air.  It’s possible we may end this storm with a brief wintry mix for most of our viewing area.

Even if we do get a wintry mix, I don’t expect any accumulations.  The accumulating snow will be around and west of the I-95 corridor.  In addition to the wet weather, it’ll be rather windy, especially Sunday night and Monday.

Of course, we will fine tune this forecast over the coming days, but bottom line – this storm will be far more significant for inland Virginia and North Carolina.

-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor

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