It’s March 27th disguised as January 27th!
On and off showers..a northerly breeze….but, I think it was temperatures in the 40s that gave it away..
The clouds will drag their heels overnight..We’ll keep a chance for a few showers in the forecast through Saturday morning. With moisture and temperatures near freezing, it’s possible that we could see some sleet pellets and/or flurries mix in with the raindrops. It’s not a great chance, but it’s worth a mention.
You can see between 4-7 AM, our Future Trak Forecast model picks up on some splashes of purple and blue, indicating the possibility for some sleet and/or flurries. Just note that the sleet/flurries are not widespread, so if you’re in the right spot, early enough, you may see some wintry precipitation.
Cities and towns north and west of the Metro will have the best chances of seeing some sleet/flurries. Places like: Franklin, Suffolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Emporia, Petersburg, and Richmond..you could very well see some wintry precip mixing in with raindrops. We are not concerned with anything sticking to the ground since the ground is too warm.
I’m optimistic that we’ll see some peeks of sunshine Saturday afternoon – we’ll call it partly sunny. It’s certainly going to be another cool afternoon with highs only in the mid-40s. Our average high for this time of year is 61°.
We’ll be back under full sunshine on Sunday, but unfortunately, that cool airmass will have the upper hand. Temperatures will only top out in the upper-40s on Sunday.
If you’re not a fan of the cool temperatures, no worries, highs will be back in the low-60s starting Monday!
-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor