Blog: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!


We have a green weekend ahead, but luckily there won’t be green on the radar the entire time.  Today we have lots of sunshine, but that comes with a cool down.  Yesterday we hit about 60 degrees in Hampton Roads.  It was nice out, but it was windy for a while.  A cool front moved through last night, and now it is settling to our south.

Regional Weather Map

The breeze wasn’t too strong this morning behind the front, but the wind will increase today.  It will run out of the northwest at 10-15mph with gusts up to 25mph.  We’ll have lots of sunshine, but the breeze will knock down the temps about 10 degrees compared to yesterday.   So high temps will be in the low 50s.  There may be a few mid 50s inland and south.

By tomorrow a weak area of low pressure will move east along the stalled out front.  This will increase the clouds through the morning.  Then some scattered showers will move in by the afternoon.

Future Trak (Saturday Afternoon)

Most of these should come in after the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Norfolk (Ocean View).

St. Patrick's Day parade
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

However, a stray shower should could sneak in towards the end of the parade.

The showers will come and go into the evening.  They should move out by Sunday morning before 7am.  That is good news for the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach.  Hopefully the timing doesn’t change in regards to these events.

We’ll go to partly cloudy skies on Sunday.  Highs will be in the 50s.  We’ll be mild and dry on Monday.  By Tuesday a large area of low pressure will form to our west.  It looks like it will pull up lots of warmth and moisture during the day Tuesday.  I have a feeling high temps will end up in the mid-upper 60s.  I have mid 60s for now.  However, rain is likely through the day.  The low will move east of us through Wednesday.  We’ll have lots of rain in the region.  However, high temps will drop to the 40s, and the wind will increase.  By Thursday the upper level part of the storm will hang back as the surface low becomes nor’easter number 4 for the northeast states.  We may see some rain showers.  However, the models also hint at a possible wintry mix on Thursday as well.  It’s still early to call that.  We are talking several days out.  So a lot can change.  Stay tuned for updates!  Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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