Beautiful, But Cooler, Weekend Ahead!April 5th, 2014 at 9:12 am by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
Get ready for a beautiful weekend across Hampton Roads! It will be much cooler compared to yesterday when we saw highs in the mid 80s! Norfolk Airport recorded a high temperature of 85° Friday afternoon, which was only 1° shy of the record high of 86° set back in 2011. Talk about some heat!
Areas north of the metro did see a little bit of rain last night as showers and storms moved across our northern zones. Our weather watcher Don in Toano said he heard thunder around midnight and Jan in Reedville heard thunder a little after midnight. Most of the metro did stay dry.
Patchy fog did develop across the Eastern Shore, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula this morning. These areas were north of the front, where temperatures cooled back down into the 50s. Once the cold front moves through your neighborhood, expect temperatures to drop a few degrees before rising back up this afternoon. Norfolk was at 66° at 8 AM and has now dropped to 49° as of 9 AM.
Areas in the 60s should drop back down into the 50s once the front moves through this morning before rising back into the 60s this afternoon. It should be cooler along the coast with afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Inland spots should warm up into the upper 60s. The cold front brought cooler air into Norfolk dropping the temperature down into the upper 40s, which was close to the dew point temperature. This is how fog developed in Norfolk and along the beaches. The northerly wind coming off of the cooler water (water temperature around 49°) helped to reinforce the cool air in place. Check out the view from Lynnhaven Inlet.
Make sure you bring the jacket with you if you are headed to Harbor Park tonight to cheer on the Norfolk Tides. Temperatures will be in the lower 50s around the start of the game and will drop into the upper 40s by the end of the game. Sunday will be even cooler with highs only in the mid 50s. This is what our Future Trak has at 5 PM Sunday.
Enjoy the nice weather this weekend because rain and storms will move back in Monday morning.
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona