Before I got in this morning I thought the forecast would be pretty easy. Then I started to notice that the forecast would be a little tricky. Let’s check it out. A stationary front is sitting over the region right now.
There were some clouds early, but they are already starting to break up as I wrote this blog. Winds were light and out of the northeast. The front will turn into a warm front today, and it will very slowly creep northward today. However, it won’t make a lot of progress. Surface will winds will try to turn out of the south behind the front. So this afternoon temps will be very split. Highs will be in the low-mid 70s inland/south. We’ll be in the upper 60s in the metro. Then we’ll be in the low-mid 60s near the shore and on the Eastern Shore.
One other factor is that the water temps are still cold for this time of year.
Without a strong southerly or southwesterly breeze the warm air can’t push to the coast. So keep that in mind if you are heading out today.
Tomorrow the front will turn into a cold front. It will swipe through the region in the morning. It may kick off some isolated showers early. Then we’ll dry out. High temps will rise to the low 70s in the morning. Then they will either drop slightly or hold steady through the afternoon. Winds will increase out of the west/northwest.
We’ll all cool down this weekend with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Lows will mostly be in the 40s, but there will probably be some 30s inland as well. At least it will be dry.
Speaking of dry. We are down 0.13″ for rain in Norfolk for the month so far. We are about 1.2″ below average for the year.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler