Not Done With the Rain Just Yet!

March 31st, 2013 at 10:08 pm by under Weather

If you woke up early on this Easter Sunday, you may have seen the beautiful sunrise. Here is a great picture of the sunrise this morning taken by our Chief Photographer Jeff Myers in Sandbridge.

Sunday AM Sunrise

Sunday AM Sunrise

We didn’t stay dry for long! The rain moved in this morning and became widespread by 9-10AM. Here is what the radar looked like at 10:20AM. A lot of folks got caught in the rain heading to those Easter church services and I was one of them.

Satellite/Radar from this Morning

Satellite/Radar from 10:20AM

This first batch of rain moved out early this afternoon, allowing many of us to see some sunshine and highs in the 60s. But…we are not done with the rain just yet! We are tracking a weak cold front that will move in shortly after midnight. As this front (wind shift line) moves through the region, it could spark off a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm late tonight. We are not going to cool down behind this front. Winds will shift more out of the west behind the boundary allowing drier air to filter into Hampton Roads.

Satellite Radar

Satellite Radar at 8:50 PM

Round 2 of rain is about to move back into Hampton Roads over the next few hours. Our Future Trak model is doing a good job on picking up where the rain is right now. Rain showers should push into the region before midnight tonight.

Future Trak at Midnight

Future Trak at Midnight

The front will be draped across North Carolina early tomorrow morning. Even though this model doesn’t have much rain, I think we may see a few showers across North Carolina in the morning. Besides some morning rain possible across North Carolina, most of your Monday will be warm and dry with highs near 70°.

Future Trak at 8 AM Monday

Future Trak at 8 AM Monday

Don’t expect the warm weather to stick around for long. The second cold front to the west of Lynchburg is the front that will bring much cooler air back to Hampton Roads. This second and stronger cold front will move in Monday night. We could see a few more showers behind this front Monday night, but most locations should stay dry. Tuesday and Wednesday will be the coolest days of the week with highs only near 50°.

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter! Have a great Monday!

Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

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