A Soggy Start to the WeekJanuary 13th, 2013 at 10:54 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
It has been a foggy weekend across Hampton Roads. The Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore saw fog all weekend long. The rest of us did see a little bit of sunshine this afternoon. We still have a lot of moisture in the air, so fog will likely develop again tonight and continue into Monday morning. The worst of it should be along the Eastern Shore where a Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until Monday morning. I don’t think the fog will be quite as thick or widespread as it has been the past 2 days because the wind will be a little bit stronger, making it harder for the fog to develop.
We are tracking a cold front that will move through the region Monday afternoon. Our Future Trak model has us dry around 7AM Monday morning with the cold front located to the west of Richmond.
The front will be moving through the Eastern Shore, Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and the Peninsula before noon tomorrow. This means the rain will move in earlier across these areas.
The cold front should move across the Southside around midday and the rain will move in during the afternoon. Notice that N.E. North Carolina may see some sunshine before the clouds and rain move in late in the day.
High temperatures will depend on the exact timing of this cold front. With the front moving in Monday morning, the Eastern Shore, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula should only see highs in the upper 50s/lower 60s. Looks for highs in the lower 60s across the Peninsula and low/mid 60s across the Southside. It will be even warmer across North Carolina with highs in the upper 60s, close to 70 degrees. Once the front moves into your area, expect temperatures to gradually drop throughout the rest of the day.
The rain will become more widespread Monday night and continue through Tuesday and Wednesday. The cold front will stall out across southern North Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday. Areas of low pressure should develop along this boundary and keep our rain chances in the forecast through the middle of the week. This will create an overrunning weather pattern where we should see scattered showers for the next 3 days.
If you like the cooler weather, you are in luck. High temperatures will only be in the 40s Tuesday and Wednesday behind the front. Grab the umbrellas for tomorrow and keep them handy through Wednesday.
Meteorologist Tiffany Savona