It was a cold night for the Grand Illumination in Norfolk and Light Up The Town in Virginia Beach. Check out the view of the lights out of Tower Cam 10 and our Virginia Beach Town Center webcam!
With a mostly clear sky overnight, temperatures will drop into the low to mid 30s by Sunday morning. Sunday will be a day of change across the region. Sunday morning will be cold and dry and Sunday night will be warm and wet. Rain chances go up by the late afternoon, so Sunday will not be a wash-out. Moisture levels will be on the rise tomorrow, so clouds will be increasing throughout the day. It will take a little while to moisten up the atmosphere so rain shouldn’t develop until late in the day. North Carolina and the Southside could see rain anytime after 3 PM. Rain becomes more widespread by the dinner hour. Here is what our Future Trak model shows by 6 PM.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the Outer Banks and Mainland Dare County in a slight risk for severe weather tomorrow.
The rest of Virginia and North Carolina could still see isolated thunderstorms, but the chance is higher for stronger storms across the Outer Banks and down through South Carolina and Georgia. The warm front will push through the Outer Banks a little bit earlier in the day, so moisture values will be higher there. Wind shear will be decent, which is when winds change speed and direction with height in the atmosphere. So storms will be able to rotate, that is IF they get going. We will have a lot of clouds most of the day and the sun sets at 4:51 PM. I think there will be a small window for the potential for strong storms across the Outer Banks. Any instability will be going down once the sun sets, which is early now. As the night wears on, the potential for severe weather will go down and the potential for heavy rain will go up as warm, moist air moves into the region. The rain gets even heavier late Sunday night into early Monday morning.
Rain should taper off early Monday morning, but it will be a foggy, windy and warm morning with temperatures in the 60s. Highs Monday afternoon will be in the mid to upper 70s, so we will be close to record levels once again!
Tune into WAVY News 10 at 11 for an updated forecast. Plus Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson will be on WAVY News 10 from 6-8 AM Sunday morning with an update on the timing of the rain.
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona