Warmer This Weekend, Watching MondayMarch 1st, 2014 at 9:20 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Temperatures are going to make a slow climb today to the upper 40s by this afternoon. We may also see a few sprinkles today across our area around Midday.
The areas that will see sprinkles/light showers will be NE N.C., Southside, and the Lower Eastern Shore. A stray drop of rain may also reach the Peninsula. Temperatures will be even warmer tomorrow. For our Sunday, we may start the day with patchy fog. Then after 10am we are going to have plenty of sunshine to warm up. Also, the wind will be out of the southwest at 10-15mph and temperatures should reach the 60s in the afternoon.
This warm up will be short lived thanks to a new storm system developing just to our north on Monday.
The latest future trak does bring in scattered showers around midday on Monday ahead of the heavier precipitation close to DC. If you are travelling to DC on Monday be prepared for difficult travel. As we go in to the afternoon the storm and cold air begins to drop to the south.
This time I am watching the mix zone a bit more closely, It looks like it won’t be just an area of rain and snow, but an area of freezing rain and sleet! That kind of precipitation could be devastating for travel on Monday afternoon for the region.
It doesn’t look like this will be a big snow maker, but that window for freezing rain may mean icy roads across the Peninsula and north on Monday. I will be watching this storm all weekend and will have updates on our blog page.
Enjoy your weekend!
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson