Warming Up Today and Tomorrow, Snow Possible TuesdayJanuary 19th, 2014 at 8:55 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
We should have plenty of sunshine across Hampton Roads today and warmer temperatures thanks to a push of warm air from the southwest.
A few sprinkles were observed around 8am in NE N.C. this morning from a weak area of atmospheric energy moving across our area. For the Hampton Roads cities all we saw were extra clouds. An area of high pressure is going to move in later today which will clear out our skies and bring in 50 degree temperatures.
Tomorrow will be even warmer, which is great news. Tomorrow is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and for any of the outdoor marches and parades happening the weather should be pleasant for January. We will start to see this pattern quickly change as we go in to Tuesday thanks to the development of a new storm system.
A area of low pressure is expected to develop offshore on Tuesday which will drop our temperatures and bring in a small chance for snow in the afternoon/evening. If you read my blog yesterday, the GFS was calling for 1-2″ of snow. Today that same model has backed off on the totals and it is now calling for a dusting to 1 inch. The NAM is leaning towards 0.5″. The Euro has a dusting at best. One model that is bringing the most snow is the 09Z SREF which has the majority of the area in a 1-2″ range and higher amounts for the Peninsula.
Here is my snowfall map for Tuesday:
This is also a good blend of the NAM and GFS’ latest runs. It looks like this will not impact road conditions for our interstates.
I am going to keep the Bread & Milk factor a 1 out of 5 for this storm, so once again, there is no need to rush to the store to stock up.
There can still be changes to this forecast where the low could get stronger and bring us more snow, or it could stay more offshore and not give us any. Stay tuned for updates from Meteorologist Tiffany Savona tonight.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson