Blog: Storms Moving Offshore. Cooler Weather Arrives.

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A powerful system has affected the eastern half of the country over the last 48 hours.  There were blizzards in the Midwest, tornadoes in the South/Southeast, and heavy rain locally.  A large area of low pressure moved through the Midwest, and a cold front stretched south of it.

Regional Weather Map

The cold front is moving through Hampton Roads right now as I write this.  We were in the 60s until about 8am this morning. Then temps dropped to the upper 50s.  Heavy rain and strong winds were ahead of the front between 2:30 and 4:30am.  I saw a gust to 55mph early this morning on the Eastern Shore. 

We picked up about an inch of rain in the region (on average). 

This is good.  We needed some rain lately.  We didn’t have a lot of damage here.  However, there were numerous tornado and wind damage reports to our west. 

In our region we had one tree down in Chesapeake. There were a couple more trees down in Isle of Wight and James City counties. 

We briefly cleared out this morning for a bit. Clouds will swoop back in from the west as we go through the morning.  A few showers will try to move back in as well.  Then we’ll have a mix of sun and clouds through the afternoon with only some isolated showers.  Temps will try to rise into the low-mid 60s this afternoon.  The breeze will be up out of the west/southwest.  We may have some gusts up to 30mph. We’ll clear out tonight with lows in the low 40s.  Then we’ll have lots of sunshine tomorrow with highs in the low 60s.  We’ll warm up on Wednesday and Thursday back into the 70s.  There may be some isolated showers on Thursday. 

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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