Rainy End to the WeekendMarch 23rd, 2013 at 8:34 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
Hopefully you took advantage of the sunshine and the nice weather today because we are looking at big changes for your Sunday.
We will stay dry tonight, but the clouds will be increasing after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with lower 40s possible for areas closer to the coast. Sunday morning will start off dry, at least for areas in Virginia. Here is what FutureTrak has at 7AM on Sunday. Areas in North Carolina will see the rain move in shortly after 7AM.
Rain will move in from south to north and become more widespread during the afternoon hours. You may want to bring the umbrella to church services tomorrow morning just to be safe.
Rain will continue Sunday night and even into the day on Monday. Rainfall totals should range from 0.5-1 inch from Sunday through Monday night. An area of low pressure riding along the coast will move to the north of us on Monday. Winds will be shifting more out of the northwest Monday afternoon. This will allow colder air to move into Hampton Roads on the backside of the area of low pressure. It looks like the moisture will stick around long after the low moves away from us. Therefore, we may see a rain/snow mix north of the metro Monday afternoon/evening. Here is FutureTrak at 5 PM Monday.
Temperatures will be well above freezing, so we are not expecting any accumulation. Plus, if we see any snow, it will be a wet snow that will likely melt with all of the water already on the roads. A lower resolution model has the cold air coming in quicker and a little bit farther south, which would lead to a changeover earlier in the day. Even if this model wins out, I think the snow will still melt on contact, especially since the roads will already be wet. However, things could change and we will be watching which way the models trend. Winter is not done with us just yet! Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson will be in tomorrow morning with an updated computer model. Be sure to tune in from 6-8AM.
Meteorologist: Tiffany Savona