Trying To Warm Up…Storm Next Week?November 2nd, 2012 at 8:43 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
This morning we started with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. There were several reports of frost in inland locations, but it was a light frost.
Today there will be more sunshine. So we will get a chance to warm up a bit. I’m probably overly optimistic, but I think we’ll go up and just touch 60 degrees. Most of the day will be in the 50s. With the westerly winds at 10-20mph the wind chills will be in the low 50s at times. Skies will be mostly sunny and then partly cloudy.
Tonight we will see more patchy frost across the region. In fact, we may see temperatures 1-2 degrees colder than this morning. So keep an eye out for some frost advisories that may get posted this afternoon by the National Weather Service.
Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a few clouds in the afternoon. Highs though will only be in the upper 50s with a breezy northwest wind. On Sunday clouds will increase and we could see a few showers during the night. The timing may change for that, so check back if it will affect you. (Oyster Roast in Urbanna for instance).
Next Tuesday into Wednesday we are expecting an area of low pressure to form near the Carolinas and move up along the coast.
It looks like it will be a weak nor’easter. Remember a nor’easter is really just a storm with a persistent northeast wind. So not every nor’easter is a big storm. This one looks pretty weak for us, but may have some impacts. I think the northeast states will have a bigger problem as the storm will grow in strength up there. For now we can expect rain and some gusty winds. We could possibly see some minor tidal flooding, but I don’t think it will be too bad. Remember during Sandy we had a full moon too. So that added to the natural tide. We will be in-between full and new moon next week, so that will help. Also Sandy had a big surge, but this next system will develop off the coast. So it won’t have time to create that…here. Anyway, stay tuned. The models are in agreement with this system, but it is still a bit far out.
I caught this story from the American Meteorological Society concerning some of the US’s computer models versus Europe’s. It is an interesting article from a very prominent researcher Kerry Emanuel. The article here (Models) is from “The Wall Street Journal”. It is very timely as the theme for Sandy’s forecast became the GFS (American model) versus the European.
Also, the satellite GOES 13 is back in service after having some problems with vibrations. GOES 13 That article from “The Washington Post”.
Have a good weekend!
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler