Hello Weekend! Many of us are looking forward to enjoying some outdoor time this weekend, and today is a great day for it! High pressure will have an influence on our weather, and a warm southerly wind flow will allow for cozy afternoon temps (even though it was cold this morning with 20s and 30s).
Highs this afternoon will reach the low-mid 60s. Temps will range around 10° – 15° warmer than the average high (around 48° for Norfolk) this time of year. Enjoy it, because big changes will begin tomorrow. If you’re looking for ideas on what to do today visit: http://hrscene.com/guide/your-give-me-liberty-beginner-bachata-les-miserables-hampton-roads-weekend/
By tomorrow, a cold front will move into our Region…bringing periods of rain throughout the day.
The morning will bring more of the scattered variety of showers (see graphic below), but the rain coverage will increase by the afternoon.
Rain is likely by late afternoon and evening as the front actually crosses our area during that time frame. Make sure to dress for rainy weather (rain coat, rain boots, carry the umbrella, etc.). Severe weather isn’t likely. It’ll still be mild, but cooler than today…with highs mainly in the upper 50s.
Once the front crosses, an area of low pressure will develop on it and move NE..clipping our coastline. This feature will keep rain showers in the forecast for Monday, but less coverage.
Rainfall estimates between Sunday and Monday morning will range between 1″ – 2″ (graphic below). Gradually, it’ll get cooler behind the front; so, highs will stay in the upper 40s for Monday (closer to average).
Then by Tuesday, it’ll be even colder as the cold Canadian air settles into our region. So, with a colder air mass in place and an upper level disturbance (also affiliated with colder air) moves across our area…snow showers are likely for Tuesday morning through early afternoon.
For now, accumulations look to be light. Most models are going around 1″ or less for Hampton Roads with the potential for slightly higher amounts up toward the Richmond area. Stay tuned as we continue to update the forecast.
Watch WAVY NEWS 10 and FOX43 this evening for the latest forecast updates.
-Meteorologist Deitra Tate