Today’s weather pattern includes a cold front across the area that’ll serve as a trigger for periodic showers as we go through the day.
The front will stall across Hampton Roads through the afternoon and evening. Then, it’ll move north a little as a warm front by Wednesday.
So, it’ll remain hot and muggy for the next couple of days until the front eventually moves south of us by Thursday. I’ll go into the temperature trend further down in this blog, but first…details about the rain.
There were a few showers this morning (mainly into NC), and more scattered showers are expected to develop by the afternoon. This will be due to the combination of abundant moisture, the previously mentioned frontal boundary in our area, and the heat of the day. So, make sure to keep the umbrella handy.
More of the same is expected for tomorrow (graphic above), but it won’t be until Thursday that rainfall chances go down since we’ll finally be behind the frontal boundary. However, since the front will remain nearby (into NC) for Thursday, we still have to keep a few showers in the forecast. Friday, only isolated showers are possible…with (for now) a nice/dry weekend. Rainfall estimates Now thru Wednesday Afternoon will range from 1″- 3″… pending on where you are (see graphic below).
As far as the temps, as I mentioned earlier, with the front remaining north of us…we can expect a continuation of warmer (and muggy) weather.
So, more 80s today and tomorrow. Once the cold front officially crosses our area by Wednesday night, we can plan for a return to 70s by Thursday…getting closer to average. The 70s won’t last long because it looks like a return southerly flow will take over again by Saturday…bringing 80s for the weekend.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate