Looking Back At The Warmth!

April 25th, 2013 at 7:49 am by under Weather

It’s like a cruise ship leaving port after a brief stay.  You look back at the fun vacation that you had, but you know now that you are heading back to reality (home that is).  That is what the weather is like today.  Yesterday was fabulous.  Well…at least the afternoon was.  Highs were in the upper 70s.  Skies became mostly sunny.  Birds were chirping, and the mosquitoes still aren’t too bad.  Then a cold front moved through early this morning and changed everything. Before the front sunk in, the temperatures were in the 60s.  Then as the front passed through, it dropped temps to the mid-upper 50s.

Cold Front Pushes Through

Cold Front Pushes Through

There were a few showers along the front, but they really decreased in coverage compared to when they were in the Midwest yesterday.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

So since the coverage and forecast has decreased so much, I wouldn’t expect anything to really add up in the rain bucket today.  Some showers will try to form over the southern Outer Banks later today as the front hangs up near Hatteras.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

Tonight we’ll all clear out and chill out.  Low temperatures are aiming for the low-mid 40s with some 30s inland.  That’s a bit cold for late April.  I don’t think we’ll see any frost in the rural/inland areas, but I wouldn’t put the chance at zero either.  Tomorrow and Saturday look good with fair skies and highs in the 60s.

The models have been disagreeing on the rain chances from Sunday through Tuesday.  For now I’ve dried up Sunday with only a stray shower in the evening.  Then a few showers possible on Monday.  There’s no big weather systems around during that time.  So there may be subtle changes to the forecast.

We should see good weather for the NASCAR race in Richmond this weekend.  There may be a couple of sprinkles Saturday night, but they look to come in late at night.  That is if they come in at all.  Temps will be in the 50s Saturday evening.

Finally, the pollen looks like it has peaked.  I think it will generally be on the decline over the next 2 weeks.  There may be a day or two of higher pollen levels, but on average I think we’ll be coming out of the woods.  Small pun intended.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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