Quick Falling Snow…Then Cold, Dry, and Windy!February 1st, 2013 at 9:54 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
We did have a few scattered light snow showers this morning. It was very short-lived though.
On The radar it showed up as rain because the surface temperatures were in the upper 30s to low 40s, but it was so cold aloft that it still managed to fall as snow. A cold front is moving through the region and it is dropping the temperatures. We had southerly winds out ahead of it this morning and that’s why temps were as mild as they were. Temperatures will hold steady or drop a bit this afternoon. It will be windy again. Winds will gust up to 25mph this morning, but will increase to 40mph out of the west this midday and afternoon. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20s. Tonight the winds will decrease a bit, but temperatures will drop to the 20s. So it will be very cold if you are outside with wind chills in the teens and single digits. Tomorrow will be chilly and dry with highs in the 40s. However, tomorrow night another weak/broad area of low pressure will form in the region. This will give us a chance for a brief wintry mix Saturday night into Sunday morning. There doesn’t look to be any accumulations at this time. That could change though, so stay tuned for updates. The good news is that we look to be dry around here for the big game Sunday night. So you can head out safely to eat some wings while watching the 49ers take on the Ravens on the ginormous TV screen at your friends house. Oh and don’t forget…I’ll be at the Virginia Living Museum at noon on Saturday to pull out the local groundhog and see what he has to say about the rest of the Winter. Have a good one. Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler