Frosty Start, But Warmer Temps Ahead!November 29th, 2012 at 7:48 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
No doubt about it….It was cold this morning. Especially for late November. The average low temperature is 31. This morning Norfolk got to 28 degrees.
I had to scrape frost off my car, and many others reported the same thing. Last night we had clear skies, light winds, and dry air in place. That allows for your maximum cooling as the heat floats straight up into space.
If there is wind, then it mixes the air and delays the cooling. If there is moisture, then that can hold some of the heat in place. Clouds can also act like a blanket and trap some of the heat. Although my old professor at Mississippi State said that it acts more like an electric blanket as it re-radiates the heat back down to the earth.
So as we go along today we will see lots of sunshine to warm things up. We have a big area of high pressure around creating the nice weather.
High temps will reach the low 50s this afternoon. It actually may feel a little warmer with the full sunshine and lack of wind. We’ll have a steady warming trend over the next few days. Highs will be in the mid 50s tomorrow. Upper 50s to near 60 Saturday, and then mid 60s on Sunday. It’s possible that we could see a few inland 70s by next Monday/Tuesday. How about that? The next cold front will move through on Wednesday.
It’s interesting that we’ve had such a cool weather pattern lately, yet the global temperatures were the 5th warmest on record. NOAA temps.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler