The COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON (thus far) blanketed the area this morning. There were widespread 20s for inland areas and the Eastern Shore…with low-mid 30s near the coastline.
To make it worse, a NNE wind of 5-15mph led to wind chill values in the widespread 20s and even some teens this morning ( The graphic below says “current” but it’s a snapshot of wind chill values from around 7AM this morning).
These chilling conditions are more representative of Winter weather instead of Autumn. Actually, this 1st widespread Freeze indicates the official end of the “growing” season for our area even though it’s short-lived. This Cold blast is due to a Cold Canadian Ridge of High Pressure dominating our region. It has filtered a cold air mass into our area for Veterans Day, but the air will moderate as the High pressure begins to move away by tomorrow.
Today… dress warmly if you’ll be out-n-about celebrating Veterans Day. Highs will stay in the 40s with lower wind chill values in the 30s for most of the afternoon.
As the Cold Core High Pressure begins to move away and more clouds move in tonight, overnight lows won’t be as cold. However, it’ll still be cold enough for a coat (and to crank the heat) with 30s inland and low-mid 40s near the coastline by tomorrow morning.
Clouds will continue to increase…dominating the sky by Sunday afternoon. So, Sunday won’t be as sunny as today, but it’ll be a bit warmer with 50s dominating vs. 40s. Expect Mid-upper 50s for afternoon high temps tomorrow.
The clouds will be on the increase ahead of our next weather system ( a cold front) that’ll arrive late Sunday night. The front will cross by Monday morning, but it’ll bring scattered showers as it crosses…
…plus an upper level disturbance will help keep a few additional showers in our area (even behind the front) thru Early Monday Afternoon.
This front will NOT be associated with Arctic air; so, temps won’t fall off too much behind it. Actually, by Wednesday… temps will flirt with 60°… with 60s dominating by the end of the workweek. So, get ready for a roller coaster of temps over the next 7 days.
Watch Meteorologist Ashley Baylor this evening on WAVY NEWS 10 & FOX 43 for the latest on your forecast.
HAPPY VETERANS DAY TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY! THANK YOU!
Meteorologist Deitra Tate