It was very cold this morning with teens and 20s, plus the wind made it feel even colder (especially near the coast).
Thankfully, we’ll have a lot of sunshine today. However, the cold will keep its grip on our area. Highs will be roughly 10° colder than the average high (49°) for this time of year.
The cold is affiliated with a cold dome of High pressure that’s rolling right over our area today. A northerly wind has ushered in some Canadian air over the Tidewater area. However, a warmer southerly wind will take over by this evening.
The southerly wind will usher in some air that’s more mild. So, plan on temperatures that are roughly 20° warmer for tomorrow afternoon…with upper 50s expected.
This warm up will take place ahead of a cold front that’ll cross late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Rain will also move in ahead of the front. Sunday morning doesn’t look too rainy, but isolated showers will be possible. However, rain coverage will begin to increase around Midday Sunday.
By late afternoon and evening, rain is likely for our area. So, if you’re heading out tomorrow afternoon to watch the Big Game on WAVY 10 (NBC), make sure to carry the umbrella as you travel. Rainfall estimates of around 1/2″ is possible.
At Kick-off, there will be a lot of rain across the Tidewater with temps in the low 50s. So, temperature-wise…not terrible. Just drive safely on the wet roads while heading to any Big Game watch parties.
The models have been speeding up the passage of the rain. So, as of now, it looks like the rain will move out by 10PM for most of the area. However, get ready for a return to colder air behind this system. Highs will only reach the 40s by Monday afternoon.
Watch Kristin Ketchell tonight on WAVY NEWS 10 AND FOX43. She’ll have the latest on your forecast.
-Meteorologist Deitra Tate