BLOG: The Final Days of Fall


Mehhhh it wasn’t too bad out there this weekend.  Saturday was bright, albeit a little cool, but today featured more clouds, but with seasonable temperatures.  The mercury topped out in the low to mid-50s this afternoon.

Our average high for this time of year is 52°.  We’ll trade highs in the 50s for highs at or above 60° as we head into the start of the work week..which is also happens to be the final days of fall.

We have been tracking clouds through the afternoon along with a few spotty showers, but the clouds will decrease overnight, so by tomorrow morning, a decent amount of sunshine with temperatures near 40°.  With a milder start to the day, it’ll be easier for temperatures to surge into the upper-50s, near 60° tomorrow afternoon.

As you can see on our Future Trak Forecast, in addition to mild temperatures, we’ll also enjoy nice, bright conditions!

The sunshine will hang around through Tuesday.  By then, winds will shift out of the southwest, so that will boost highs into the mid-60s!  Leave your heavy winter coat at home!  A cold front will drop in Tuesday night, but then stall out.  Temperatures will drop back into the mid-50s on Wednesday, but that’s still slightly above average.  An area of low pressure will ride along that frontal boundary on Wednesday, so that’ll give us a few passing showers from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night.  At this point, it doesn’t look like the showers will stick around through Thursday morning.

Highs will drop back into the upper-40s on Thursday – the coolest day of the week.

That’ll actually be fitting because Thursday is the first day of Winter!

Things will warm up again as we head into next weekend, Festivus and Christmas Eve.  So far, we are looking at a chance of showers both days, but just rain showers for now.

On another note – we have been getting a few questions about whether we’ll see a white Christmas.  By definition, a white Christmas means there is at least an inch of snow on the ground.  The odds are not usually in our favor for a white Christmas in Hampton Roads.

On any given year, there is only a 5% chance of a white Christmas.  Unfortunately for you snow lovers, it looks like this year won’t be an exception.  We’ll pop up the Christmas forecast on our 7-Day starting tomorrow!

-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor

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