Foggy Again Tonight, Big Changes Coming Soon!

December 9th, 2012 at 9:34 pm by under Weather

Locally dense fog has been a problem over the past couple of mornings. Folks living along the Eastern Shore and the Northern Neck dealt with fog much of the day today. That led to a large temperature difference across the region.

Sunday’s High Temps

Highs were only in the 50s along the Eastern Shore and the Northern Neck due to the dense fog and the cool northeasterly winds. However, temperatures rose into the 60s and 70s across the Southside and N.E. North Carolina thanks to more sunshine and a warm southerly breeze.

Fog will likely develop once again tonight. Winds are light and we have a good amount of moisture in the air. A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for the Eastern Shore, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula (all areas highlighted in gray) until 9 AM Monday morning.

Dense Fog Advisory

Watch out for visibilities below 1/4 of a mile! You may want to allow for a little extra travel time as you head off to work Monday morning.

The warm weather will only last for one more day! Look for highs in the 70s on Monday, which is well above our normal high temperatures of only 54°. Tuesday will be a much different story.  A strong cold front will blast through Hampton Roads before sunrise Tuesday morning. A few showers will be possible behind the front Tuesday morning as well.

Future Trak Computer Model

We will likely see highs in the 60s shortly after midnight before the front moves across the region. Then temperatures will gradually fall into the 40s and 50s by the afternoon hours. Right now, it looks like we will have a better chance for rain on Wednesday before drying out completely by the end of the week. As far as temperatures go, highs should remain in the 50s for the second half of the work week, which is more seasonable for this time of year. And if you want to see snow, then you will have to head up to Minnesota and Wisconsin, where Blizzard Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect until late tonight. Snow totals have already exceeded a foot in some locations near Minneapolis. This radar image was captured around 9:15 PM tonight. This winter storm is beginning to wind down, so Minnesota and Wisconsin should see improving conditions by tomorrow.

Snow in the Midwest

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

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