As promised…we had a great Mother’s Day yesterday. High temps were in the low 80s, but it was dry and breezy. It felt great out, but it was a bit warm in the sun at times. Today we have a slight change, and it is a good one. A cool front moved through the region last night. It had already made it into northeast North Carolina by this morning.
The front had little activity, but it wasn’t completely dry either. There were a few sprinkles/light showers early this morning. This was a little north of the front.
There were some very cool pictures this morning as the sun tried to peek through the deck of clouds. This was the view as Lynnhaven Inlet in Virginia Beach. It looked like the sky was on fire for a bit.
Some very dry air is pumping into the region. Dew points are falling into the 30s. That is some bone-dry air.
As I write this blog, skies are already clearing. We’ll have lots of sunshine through the day. High temps will be in the mid 70s with a few 80s inland. Winds will be out of the northwest at 10-15mph with gusts up to 20mph. High pressure will build in through the day. We’ll have clear skies tonight with lows in the 50s. Then tomorrow we’ll have full sunshine with high temps near 80. By the time Wednesday rolls around, we’ll start feeling more Summery. High temps will be in the upper 80s to near 90 both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. The humidity will creep up as well. Dew points will rise into the 60s. We’ll stay warm going into Friday and Saturday. Highs will be in the 80s, but there will be more clouds. There could be a few showers by Friday evening ahead of a cool front. We’ll be mild on Saturday with some scattered showers. The front will sweep north and south through the region between Saturday and Sunday. We’ll have some scattered showers on Saturday and a big area of rain possibly on Sunday. It’s still early. That forecast could change. So stay tuned for updates as there are a lot of outdoor events next weekend.
One long-term event this week is the LPGA at Kingsmill In Williamsburg. We’ll see dry/warm weather there today and tomorrow. Get ready for some heat though later this week.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler