Dry And Colder Today, Warming Up TomorrowJanuary 18th, 2014 at 9:08 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Once again we have hit another low in terms of the frequent temperature swings we have seen over the past several weeks. For today our temps will stay in the 30s thanks to a strong westerly wind at 15-20mph.
A large trough in the jet stream is allowing this colder air to filter across the east coast again. We will see a change in this pattern develop over the next 2-3 days thanks to a push of warm air.
First of all, go back up to the jet stream image. Do you see that large area of snow in Iowa? That is an Alberta Clipper heading in to our direction. An Alberta Clipper is a fast moving area of low pressure that usually brings 2-4″ of snow in the Midwestern States. By tomorrow morning the clipper will be basically dead, but it may help to produce a few flurries tomorrow morning across Tidewater.
Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you are going to be participating in one of the outdoor events the weather looks to be unseasonably warm with highs near 59 degrees in the afternoon with sunny skies; a great day to be outside!
**Tuesday’s Forecast Subject To Change**
Looking ahead to Tuesday, some forecast models are painting a chance for 1-2″ of snow for our area as a storm develops offshore.
Our Future Trak is painting a nice band of snow to set up across Hampton Roads. The European Model has a dusting for us, the GFS and Future Trak have us at 1-2″. The NAM has a possible dusting.
Lets be reminded that this is still a long ways out. Today is Saturday, this forecast is for Tuesday. (Close to 80 hours away). The models will change their solution over time, so for now lets keep watch. I’ll let you know if there are any changes.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson