A Cool Day; Update on RafaelOctober 13th, 2012 at 9:01 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Temperatures as low as 38 degrees was observed in Windsor this morning!
So now where do we go from here, well up…but not by much. A Northeast wind will keep things cool today. I am only expecting our high temperatures to be in the mid-60s for today.
That area of high pressure should keep us dry and sunny for now. Off to our west there could be some severe weather throughout Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and even in Oklahoma. Hail, Tornadoes, and Damaging Wind Gusts are in their forecast. For us, we will start to see the wind turn out of the south. Tomorrow, with that south wind warmer temps are likely with highs near 77.
Rafael is expected to become a strong Tropical Storm over the next 48 hours. I would not be surprised if we see this storm become a hurricane thanks to the warm sea surface temperatures and relativity calm conditions across the Caribbean. We don’t have to worry about this storm coming near Hampton Roads because the cold air that we have in place, and also the cooler ocean temperatures will weaken any storm that gets near us. The only thing that this storm might bring is a swell next week for the OBX and VA Beach.
Enjoy your Saturday!
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson