Some lucky folks got to see the lunar eclipse this morning. Others had clouds in the way. Here is one photo from Eric Quarles in Virginia Beach. He got a nice close up view:
Here is what we saw on Tower Cam 10 as it turned into a crescent:
The sun came up and made it difficult to see the moon in the shore time before setting. So Hampton Roads was unable to see the simultaneous eclipsing moon-sun combo this morning. Bummer. At least most of us got to see the eclipse. Here is a slideshow with more high quality photos. Lunar Eclipse photos.
Now the sun is up and the moon is gone. We’ll see increasing sunshine today. A cold front is turning into a wind-shift line as it moves into our region this morning. The cold air behind it is modifying. So that’s why I call it a wind-shift line at this point.
With the westerly winds and clearing skies we are going for a warm afternoon. Highs will rise to the low 80s with some mid 80s inland. At least it will dry out and the breeze will help. So it shouldn’t get too terribly warm. By tonight the boundary will be well to our south. So we’ll have light winds and mostly clear skies. Lows will be in the mid-upper 50s.
Tomorrow we’ll be a little cooler as the winds will be out of our north/northeast. Highs will be in the low 70s. Then we’ll warm up again on Friday to the upper 70s.
It will be cooler this weekend as the next cold front moves into the region. The models haven’t been all over the place, but they do keep changing with each run. The generally show some scattered light showers for both Saturday and Sunday, but nowhere near a washout. In fact a lot of the showers could just be sprinkles. I put the chance for rain at 30-40% for each day, but I’m wondering if we can drop the chance to slight by tomorrow. I’m downplaying it a little prematurely. The models may wetten up before we get to that point. So stay tuned. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s. At least it will be cool.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler