Today we are watching a weak area of low pressure depart our area. It had little impact on our region, but it will have a big impact on the northeast states.
The storm could produce about a foot of snow over parts of that region. They will have more rain and wind, but the tidal flooding shouldn’t be as bad. Meanwhile we’ll have a mix of sun and clouds here with a handful of rain showers returning to Hampton roads this afternoon. The showers will be from a weak cold front that will move in from the west.
Winds will pick up a bit out of the west. They will run at 10-15mph with gusts up to 25mph. Mainly near the shore. High temps will be in the low-mid 50s. If the sun pops out a little more, then we might hit some mid-upper 50s. We’ll see.
Skies will clear tonight. Low temps will drop down to the mid 30s. There will be low 30s inland. Patchy frost will be possible. High pressure build build in for a few days. We’ll see quiet weather tomorrow through Saturday.
By next Sunday another system will move into our region. It will be a sizable area of low pressure. It will be different from last weekend’s system in several ways. The upcoming system will strengthen over central Virginia rather than over the ocean. This will bring us southeasterly winds for a while on Sunday. (based on the latest). Then we’ll have strong winds out of the north/northwest into Monday as the system moves northeast. This will drop temperatures in the region. Rain is likely on Sunday. There will also be some rain on Monday, but there may be enough cold air dropping south that a wintry mix may develop. We’ll see. At the surface high temps will likely be in the 40s. So it would probably be a melting mix. We’ll see. By the time we get there, the details will probably change a bit. Tidal flooding will be possible once again. Stay tuned for updates.
Meteorologist: Jeremy wheeler