Finally Feeling Like Spring

April 7th, 2013 at 9:36 pm by under Weather

Just like the title suggests, it FINALLY feels like spring across Hampton Roads. It was a great weekend to spend some time outside, especially today when highs reached the upper 60s, lower 70s.

Sunday High Temperatures

Sunday High Temperatures

If you like the warm weather, you are in luck. Temperatures will continue to rise through the middle of the week. High temperatures will be well above average, but below record levels. This graphic shows the forecast high temperatures in orange from Monday-Thursday. Record high temperatures for each day are in red and plotted above the forecast temperature. Keep in mind the average high temperature this time of year is 66 degrees.

Record VS. Forecast

Record VS. Forecast

Many locations could hit 80° at least one day this week. Based on climate data, the first occurrence of an 80° day in Norfolk occurs on March 28th. Our current forecast has Norfolk reaching 80° this Wednesday, April 10th. If this verifies, 2013 will have the latest, first occurrence of an 80° day since 1992 (National Weather Service). Last year we saw our first 80° day on February 24th. So we are a little behind schedule this year.

The weather will stay warm and dry through Thursday. Our next storm system will move into Hampton Roads sometime on Friday bringing a good chance for showers and thunderstorms. It looks like temperatures will drop next weekend as a cold front moves into the region. Enjoy the nice weather this week!

Meteorologist: Tiffany Savona

 

 

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