Warming Up Today and Tomorrow, Snow Possible Tuesday

January 19th, 2014 at 8:55 am by 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.

Sunrise on Tower Cam 10

Sunrise on Tower Cam 10

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.

Future Trak Monday

Future Trak Monday

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.

Future Trak Tuesday 8pm

Future Trak Tuesday 8pm

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:

Snowfall Map For Tuesday

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.

The Bread & Milk Factor is at a 1 out of 5, meaning that there is no need to resupply.

The Bread & Milk Factor is at a 1 out of 5 for Tuesday’s snow.

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

8 Responses to “Warming Up Today and Tomorrow, Snow Possible Tuesday”

  1. Sheila Hightower says:

    I will believe it when I see it but thanks so much for keeping us updated!! Hopefully it will be bigger than we think!!❄️❄️❄️⛄️⛄️

    1. Jeff Edmondson WAVY says:

      No problem, keep an eye out for updates as we track this.

      1. jack padgett says:

        how about in va beach va not much at all

  2. Gary White says:

    Why are the maps so distorted? (squeezed horizontally)

    1. Jeff Edmondson WAVY says:

      I am not seeing that from my browser Gary. Did something not render properly? Which image?

  3. Mark says:

    Haha might have to adjust your forecast. New GFS looks better.

  4. Sean says:

    Just a Dusting? Models are showing more than just a dusting for us.

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