Coming Soon…Chilly Showers

January 14th, 2013 at 8:55 am by under Weather

We’ll start this Monday with a brief fresh update.  Tiffany Savona wrote a nice blog yesterday evening, and it laid things out pretty well.  The weather did turn out nice for almost everybody yesterday afternoon.  It took a very long time for the warmth to reach the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, and Eastern Shore, but the rest of the region warmed up nicely with partly cloudy skies.  I was actually out in the yard sweating as the family did a little yard work.  Norfolk International Airport reached 67 degrees it was about 69 at my house.

We did have some patchy fog this morning, but it was only bad in a few cities.  Mostly in North Carolina where there were some delays.  We started very warm this morning in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Big Cold Front On The Way

We will warm up to the mid 60s around midday, but then the cold front will come through and start dropping temperatures.  By this afternoon temps will drop back to the low/mid 50s.

Today’s Forecast

North Carolina will warm up to the upper 60s as well as Chesapeake and southern Suffolk.  Your temps will drop last.  Lows tonight will be in the upper 30s to low 40s.  Tomorrow we will only top off in the upper 40s.

The rain will start up later this morning.  It will pretty much linger all the way through Wednesday morning as the cold front stalls to our south.  Our model has a band of 1-3 inches of rain setting up from Danville, VA east through Petersburg to Gloucester and James City countys.

Forecast Rain Total

This band of rain can easily slide north or south by 10-20miles.  So stay tuned for possible updates.  It goes through Wednesday morning.

We will stay cool all the way into the weekend.  This morning, one run of the GFS model, tried to bring a little snow/mix into the region on Friday morning.  The next update came in though with only a few showers in North Carolina and possibly a couple of sleet pellets.  The European pretty much kept us dry during that time.  As usual… stay tuned.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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