Cooler Start To The Week!

May 12th, 2013 at 9:37 pm by under Weather

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope you all enjoyed the cooler weather today. We saw a few showers early this morning, and then saw partly to mostly cloudy skies during the afternoon. The cold front that moved through before sunrise cooled us down today and dropped the humidity, so it felt great outside! Highs were around 70 degrees closer to the water with some mid 70s inland.

Highs on Sunday

Highs on Sunday

Get ready for an even bigger cool down Monday and Tuesday. Northerly winds will bring in cooler air from the north and highs will only reach the low to mid 60s both Monday and Tuesday. Average high temperature is 74 degrees this time of year. It will feel more like the end of March/beginning of April as we start off the work week. So you may need to bring that light jacket with you the next few days.

Our computer model is showing a trough or wind shift line moving through Hampton Roads tomorrow evening. This boundary will switch our winds from the northeast back to the north to bring us another reinforcing shot of cool air, at least for May standards. As this boundary moves through, it may spark off a stray shower late tomorrow afternoon/tomorrow evening.

Future Trak at 5 PM

Future Trak at 5 PM

There will be some moisture in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere, but the lower levels will be very dry. So I am thinking that any rain that falls will evaporate before it reaches the ground. This model may not be picking up on the drier lower levels of the atmosphere. But, we will still keep about a 20% chance for an isolated shower in the forecast on Monday. The clouds will clear out Monday night and wind speeds will be fairly light, which means temperatures will be dropping very quickly. There is a chance we could be looking at record low temperatures Tuesday morning. We are forecasting low temperatures to drop into lower 40s by Tuesday morning. The record low temperature at Norfolk International Airport  is 43° set back in 2007.

Then get ready for a warm-up! Check out this temperature forecast over the next few days.

Temperature Trend

Temperature Trend

Have a great Monday!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

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