Things are trying to warm up, but it will be tough to do that today. We had quite a bit of clouds around this morning, and winds were out of the northeast. There was a weak disturbance in the mid levels causing some of the cloudiness, but this will move out during the midday hours.
With the northeast winds, temperatures will stay cool today. Highs will be in the low/mid 50s.
The area of high pressure will shift to the southeast tonight into tomorrow. This will allow the winds to lighten up and turn more out of the East/Southeast. We’ll be partly to mostly cloudy, but the highs will rise up to the upper 50s on Thursday. We’ll see lots of clouds again on Friday with highs in the low 60s. There is a chance for rain on Saturday, but a least it will be warm. The good news about Saturday is that the rain looks like it will mostly be in the afternoon. The rain showers will also be scattered. So if nothing changes, then we should be good for the Grand Illumination in Virginia Beach and Norfolk Saturday Evening. Stay tuned for updates though before you make solid plans. I’ll admit… the stories of heavy traffic along with a busy schedule has stopped me from going in the past. I think I will take the kids this year. We’ll see. any advice for parking?
Another powerful cold front will move through the region late Saturday. High temperatures will drop to the 40s by Sunday. The winds will also pick up again out of the north. We’ll stay seasonably cold through Tuesday. We’ll warm up by Wednesday, but the long-range forecast shows rain showers which could hamper holiday travel. It’s early, but at this time Thanksgiving looks drier and mild.
Last night we had some good weather for the rocket launch at Wallops Island. This was one photo sent in by John Froehler in Virginia Beach.
The next one was sent in from Charlie Russell on the Eastern Shore. It was taken with the moon in view. Very cool!
Thanks for everyone who sent in photos. Have a good day!
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler