It’s going to be another very warm day across the Tidewater Area. Highs will range from 15° – 20° degrees above average. Average High for today is 66°, but the Record High for today (in Norfolk) is 88° (set back in 1978). Even though we are expecting widespread 80s…temps should stay just below the record into the low-mid 80s. **If (by chance) Norfolk hits 84 degrees this afternoon, then today will officially be the warmest day of the year thus far**
Notice the cold front off to the West (above graphic). This will bring an end to the unseasonably warm weather for a little while.
Once the front crosses on Wednesday evening, temps will fall back closer to average into the Mid 60s by Thursday…staying in the 60s through Friday. However, it does warm up just in time for the Easter Weekend…back into the 70s.
As the cold front crosses, it will also bring a chance for showers to the area. We’re not expecting a wash-out, but showers will slide into some areas by the afternoon commute time. Wednesday morning will remain dry.
So, make sure to carry the umbrella with you for your late afternoon and evening plans.
According to Future Trak, showers will remain possible until around Midnight. Then, the system moves out of our area overnight with lots of sunshine for Thursday (just cooler).
Rainfall estimates will be less than a half inch. Actually, most locations won’t get more than 1/4 of an inch of rain.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate