Wet And Mild…For Now.December 17th, 2012 at 9:05 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
We are starting this sad Monday with wet weather across the region. We had some good amounts of rain in the last 24 hours. Norfolk International Airport picked up about 6-tenths of an inch. My weather watcher Doris on the lower Eastern Shore and Greg in Currituck, NC both had 1.5″. Newport News airport only had about 3-tenths of an inch. The rain continued to fall this morning over most of the viewing area.
There is a moisture pipeline moving right into the Mid-Atlantic and this is going to cause more showers today. We could see another half inch up to 1.5″ of additional rainfall in the next 20 hours as our Future Trak model suggests:
We are in a warm sector in between a warm front to the north and cold front to the west. So high temperatures will get a chance to warm up to the low 60s today. The models suggest that the first batch of showers will move out, then another batch of showers with a few thunderstorms will return this afternoon. The cold front to the west is almost not even a cold front. It will move through tomorrow morning, but sunshine and westerly winds will keep the temperatures from falling much. It will be drier, but highs tomorrow will still get into the low 60s. The latest forecasts keep us warm all the way through Thursday. That is an update that developed over the weekend. Thursday into Friday we’ll see a big drop from the mid 60s to the mid-upper 40s. A big area of low pressure will move from the Midwest into the Northeast states at that time. It will swing the more powerful cold front through next Thursday-Friday. We’ll just see showers here, but there will be some snow from Iowa to New York.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler