Tiffany Savona WAVY

Mid-Morning Snow Update

January 27th, 2015 at 9:05 am by under Weather

The snow continues to fall across Hampton Roads and North Carolina this morning. There were reports of snow as far south as Kill Devil Hills along the OBX. A band of moderate to heavy snow managed to develop as expected around 6 AM. This band continued to push south across the region.

Radar at 6 AM

Radar at 6 AM

On average, most areas have seen about a dusting to 1 inch of snow. But some areas close to the Chesapeake Bay have seen anywhere between 1-2 inches of snow, so our snow totals forecast have been fairly accurate.

Snow Forecast

Snow Forecast

Right now it looks like some drier air is starting to push in from the north. That drier air will shut down the snow by 10-11 AM.

Future Trak at 9:30 AM

Future Trak at 9:30 AM

Check out this picture of snow on King Neptune this morning! This picture was submitted by Matthew Presler.

Submitted by: Matthew Presler

Submitted by: Matthew Presler

This is another beautiful picture of the snow in Virginia Beach sent in from Tracy.

Submitted by: Tracy

Submitted by: Tracy

We have received many of your snow photos through reportit@wavy.com, Facebook and Twitter. Our web team has put together a slideshow, so you can view all of the snow pictures there. Here are some pictures.

Temperatures will rise into the upper 30s this afternoon, so most, if not all, of the snow will melt. Keep in mind that the wind will be blowing out of the northwest at 10-15, so it will feel a little bit colder out there. Bundle up! Enjoy the snow while we have it!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona


Monday Night Update

January 26th, 2015 at 6:38 pm by under Weather

Winds have shifted more northerly this evening as an area of low pressure begins to strengthen offshore. Winds will increase in speed and range anywhere from 15-25mph with gusts up to 30mph at times overnight. This means that temperatures will be dropping tonight as colder air moves into the region. As I write this, we are already down into the lower 40s. Temperatures should be in the mid 30s around midnight and then drop to around the freezing mark by tomorrow morning. A few rain showers will be possible this evening, but the rain should change over to snow around or slightly before midnight tonight from north to south. Scattered snow showers are possible at 2 AM.

Future Trak at 2 AM

Future Trak at 2 AM

Our latest Future Trak model has the snow continuing into 7 AM. The latest computer models show some higher totals right along the coast.

Future Trak at 7 AM Tuesday

Future Trak at 7 AM Tuesday

Keep in mind that our ground temperatures are in the low to mid 40s, so the snow may have a hard time accumulating on the roads. That would be a good thing. But the snow will gradually accumulate on grassy surfaces, cars, decks and bridges/underpasses. So watch out for slick spots on the bridges/overpasses early Tuesday morning. It would also be a good idea to find your ice scraper or a broom, so you can dust the snow off your car in the morning. Here is the latest thinking on potential snow totals overnight/Tuesday morning.

Tuesday Snow Totals

Tuesday Snow Totals

Tuesday Snow Totals

Tuesday Snow Totals

So this is not going to be a big storm for us. It will be a monster winter storm for New England, but just a nuisance for us. Enough snow to create some travel problems tomorrow morning. Temperatures will be rising into the upper 30s by Tuesday afternoon, so most of, if not all of, the the snow should melt. It won’t stick around for too long, but it should be a pretty sight if we do see any accumulations.

One last note! With strong northwesterly winds, water will be pushed down the Chesapeake Bay. This will result in a piling up of water along Southside Hampton Roads. So we could see nuisance to minor tidal flooding over the next few high tide cycles. The highest tide should be tomorrow morning at 2:30 AM when water levels are expected to be around 4.3 feet. Nuisance tidal flooding typically begins around 4 feet and the threshold for minor tidal flooding is 4.5 feet.

Sewells Point Tides Tuesday & Wednesday

Sewells Point Tides Tuesday & Wednesday

Remember to email your pictures to reportit@wavy.com and let us know how much snow you get on our Facebook page (WAVY TV 10) or tweet us @WAVY_Weather. Chief Meteorologist Don Slater will have another update on WAVY News 10 at 10 PM on FOX43 and WAVY News 10 at 11. Plus we are starting WAVY News 10 Today 30 minutes early to keep you posted on the weather. WAVY News 10 Today will begin at 4 AM tomorrow.

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-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona


Tuesday Snow Totals

January 25th, 2015 at 10:14 pm by under Weather

This is a time to be thankful we do not live in New England because our friends up north are looking at a major snowstorm Tuesday into Wednesday. We will be on the southern edge of this developing Nor’ Easter, so we could see some winter weather, but nothing like what they will see in the upcoming days. There are blizzard warnings in effect for coastal areas from New Jersey all the way up to Maine, including New York City and Boston. Travel WILL be impacted and flights are already being canceled across some of the nation’s biggest airports. These areas along the coast (covered by the dark blue area on the map below) could see anywhere from 1-3 feet of snow! Businesses and schools could be shut down for days. Power outages are likely with wind gusts over 50mph.

Tracking a Developing Nor'Easter

Tracking a Developing Nor’Easter

Since we will be on the southern edge of the storm we are only expecting light accumulations. But any snow could cause some travel problems across Hampton Roads early Tuesday morning. Let’s first talk about tomorrow. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s Monday afternoon. Talk about a mild day! Scattered RAIN showers will be possible Monday afternoon and evening.

Future Trak at 5 PM

Future Trak at 5 PM Monday

Colder air will move in Monday night on the backside of the low. Temperatures will be dropping into the 30s and that is when the rain will change over to snow from north to south. Temperatures will be around 32° Tuesday morning, so minor accumulations will be possible. Here is what our Future Trak model has at 7 AM Tuesday.

Future Trak at 7 AM Tuesday

Future Trak at 7 AM Tuesday

The snow will accumulate on grassy surfaces, decks, cars, bridges and overpasses first. The snow may not accumulate on the roads at first because the ground temperatures could be too warm. Keep in mind that we will be in the 50s tomorrow. Our Future Trak computer model is the wettest model right now. Some other computer models don’t have much snow at all, indicating that drier air will be moving in from the northwest, so lack of moisture could be an issue. If that is the case, then we may not see any snow accumulation at all. So this forecast is subject to change. After looking at all of the guidance, here is my latest forecast snow total map.

Tuesday Snow Totals

Tuesday Snow Totals

It will be cold and breezy on Tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Winds will be strong out of the northwest at 10-20mph, gusting higher at times. This could result in nuisance to minor tidal flooding for Sewells Point, which is a good benchmark for Southside Hampton Roads. Northwest winds will push the water down the Bay causing the water levels to increase during high tide Tuesday and Wednesday.

Nuisance to Minor Tidal Flooding Possible

Nuisance to Minor Tidal Flooding Possible

I will have another update on WAVY News 10 at 10 PM on FOX43 and WAVY News 10 at 11. Tune in!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

 

 


Soggy Saturday

January 24th, 2015 at 9:06 am by under Weather

It’s has been a soggy start to your Saturday. Rain has been falling since last night and the rain has added up in the rain gauges. Most areas have seen between 0.5 to 1 inch of rain over the past 24 hours. The Eastern Shore and Outer Banks have higher totals because some heavier rain has fallen in those areas.

Rain Totals So Far

Rain Totals So Far

Rain Totals So Far

Rain Totals So Far

The rain will be widespread this morning, but then become more scattered this afternoon as the low moves away from us. It is cold enough for snow inland and up north across New England. This low will strengthen and become a Nor’easter as it gets closer to New England later today.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

A few lingering showers will be possible before 3 PM across Hampton Roads as a piece of energy swings in behind the low. Here is what our Future Trak has at 12 PM and 3 PM. Rain will be hit or miss this afternoon.

Future Trak at 3 PM

Future Trak at 12 PM

Future Trak at 3 PM

Future Trak at 3 PM

Rain will end later this afternoon and the clouds will clear out from west to east. Some of our inland counties may even see a little bit of sunshine before the sun sets this evening. As far as temperatures go, we were very warm this morning thanks to the southerly wind. Temperatures were in the 50s and some spots made it into the 60s. But once winds turned northwesterly, temperatures plummeted.

Virginia Beach Temperatures

Virginia Beach Temperatures

Now temperatures will only rise a few degrees into the low to mid 40s this afternoon.  Sunday is looking much better! Expect lots of sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. We are watching another quick moving system that will bring rain and maybe some snow showers Monday night into Tuesday morning. We may even see accumulating snow across some areas. Stay tuned because we will have more information as we get closer.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 


Rainy Friday Night

January 23rd, 2015 at 9:05 am by under Weather

It was a frosty morning for some as temperatures dropped to around the freezing mark overnight. But temperatures have risen since the clouds have been moving in ahead of our next storm system. The higher level clouds made for a spectacular sunrise this morning out of Tower Cam 10.

Sunrise on Tower Cam 10

Sunrise on Tower Cam 10

Jessica sent in her Chesapeake sunrise to reportit@wavy.com

Chesapeake Sunrise

Chesapeake Sunrise

The clouds will get thicker and lower throughout the day keeping high temperatures down into the mid 40s. We are tracking an area of low pressure moving across the Gulf of Mexico. This storm system is bringing a lot of rain to the Southeast this morning.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

This low will move across Georgia and South Carolina today, and then track across North Carolina tonight. So our rain chances will be going up later today. Showers will be possible anytime after 3 PM and it looks like the rain could impact the evening commute.

Future Trak at 6 PM

Future Trak at 6 PM

Rain becomes widespread tonight and could be heavy at times.

Future Trak at 12 AM

Future Trak at 12 AM

The good news is that the heaviest rain will fall overnight and not during the day tomorrow, so Saturday will not be a total wash-out. Rain will become more scattered on Saturday. Showers will be possible in the early morning and then around midday again before pushing out before 3 PM. Computer models have also been trending warmer overall, so this is just going to be a rain event. Plus it looks like the moisture will move out before the cold air really settles into the region, so that is why the chances for winter weather have gone down. Sorry snow lovers! :(
Rain totals should be around 1 inch on average. Areas that see heavy rain could see totals range between 1-2 inches.

Winds will also be increasing as the low gets closer to us tonight. Winds will be out of the east and southeast tonight and then shift more out of the northwest tomorrow as the low passes us and moves northeast. We were also watching the potential for tidal flooding on Saturday. Since winds will only be out of the northeast for a very short period of time, tidal flooding will not be a problem. We may see a little bit of nuisance tidal flooding around high tide tomorrow (12 PM), but nothing more than that.

Sunday is looking like the better weekend day with lots of sunshine and highs around 50°. Have a great weekend everyone!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 


Here Comes The Sun!

January 18th, 2015 at 9:17 pm by under Weather

The rain has ended and the sun will be out in full force tomorrow! Heavy rain fell across Hampton Roads earlier today and some thunderstorms even managed to develop in some areas. There were reports of some localized street flooding, but the rain drained rather quickly. Rain totals were impressive. Most locations saw at least 1 inch of rain as expected.

Today's Rain Totals

Today’s Rain Totals

Today's Rain Totals

Today’s Rain Totals

Once the heavy rain moved offshore, the sun came for a few hours before the clouds moved back in from the west. Check out this great shot from Tower Cam 10 this afternoon!

Tower Cam 10

Tower Cam 10

Drier air will filter in overnight and the clouds should clear out by tomorrow morning as low drop into the mid to upper 30s. A much nicer day is on tap for MLK Day tomorrow. We will see lots of sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. Great weather for any local events, parades or marches. The weather will stay dry until Wednesday. A few light rain showers may develop Wednesday as a cold front moves across the region. Colder air will move in by the end of the week and highs will drop to around 40° Thursday and Friday.

The forecast gets complicated by Friday. We are watching an area of low pressure that will develop to our south late Thursday into Friday. Right now, most of the computer models keep the rain south of us.

Future Trak on Friday

Future Trak on Friday

But a couple of previous model runs brought the precipitation into Hampton Roads and it should be cold enough to at least get a rain/snow mix. We have Friday dry for now, but that could change. Stay tuned!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 


Rainy Sunday

January 17th, 2015 at 8:44 pm by under Weather

It was a sunny start to the weekend, but that will change tomorrow. Rain will push into Hampton Roads after midnight tonight as an area of low pressure develops across the Carolinas. This area of low pressure will move northward and bring a steady rain to the region tomorrow morning through the early afternoon. Rain could be heavy at times as the moisture values increase. Here is what the latest Future Trak has at 8 AM. Don’t forget the umbrella if you plan on going to a morning church service!

Future Trak at 8 AM Sunday

Future Trak at 8 AM Sunday

Notice that most of the rain is located across our western zones. At this time, temperatures will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s, so it won’t be too chilly in the morning. The rain shifts eastward as a wind shift line moves from west to east. Winds should range from 10-20mph, but there could be higher gusts once the wind shift line moves through your neighborhood. The yellow and orange colors indicate heavy rain, so that will be a threat also. Heaviest rain should fall between 10AM-12 PM. Watch out for localized street flooding.

Future Trak at 12 PM Sunday

Future Trak at 12 PM Sunday

Then we will see a break in the rain and some of the clouds will thin out, so we may see some sunshine tomorrow afternoon. The actual cold front/arrival of the dry air won’t move in until later in the afternoon. So we may see a few hit or miss light showers between 3-6 PM as the front clears the area.

Future Trak at 5 PM Sunday

Future Trak at 5 PM Sunday

Rain totals should range from 0.5-1 inch. Some inland spots could see higher totals because the rain will move into our westernmost counties first.

Rain Totals Forecast

Rain Totals Forecast

Highs will be in the mid 50s tomorrow. Drier air will move in Sunday night and highs on Monday will drop into the upper 40s, which is seasonable this time of year.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 


Wintry Mix Possible Wednesday Morning

January 13th, 2015 at 6:29 pm by under Weather

Winter Weather Advisories are still in effect for areas in purple from midnight tonight until Wednesday around midday. These areas have the best chance of seeing a mix of sleet and freezing rain early Wednesday morning. We still think we could see a wintry mix across parts of Middle Peninsula and the Eastern Shore even though they aren’t included in the advisory. See colored map at the end of the blog.

Winter Weather Advisories

Winter Weather Advisories

A few light rain showers will be possible before midnight. We may even see a few sleet pellets mixing in from time to time tonight. Then temperatures will fall and hover around the freezing mark across inland locations, so the rain will change over to a freezing rain/sleet mix. Here is what our latest Future Trak computer model is showing at 2 AM.

Future Trak at 2 AM Wednesday

Future Trak at 2 AM Wednesday

Rain is likely for areas close to the coast as temperatures stay above 32°. The freezing rain develops across inland sections of North Carolina and Virginia. Remember freezing rain is more dangerous than sleet because the rain freezes onto anything it makes contact with. That means we could see a thin coating of ice on power-lines, cars, fences, trees, sidewalks and roads. Sleet is basically just an ice pellet. Ice pellets bounce when they hit the ground. Roads and sidewalks will become slippery if enough sleet falls from the sky.

The mix of sleet and freezing rain expands eastward around 7 AM.

Future Trak at 7 AM Wednesday

Future Trak at 7 AM Wednesday

This is not going to a be a huge storm, but even light accumulations of ice (0.1″) will cause travel problems in the morning.

Future Trak Ice Accumulation

Future Trak Ice Accumulation

So after looking at the latest computer models, here is our latest thinking for who could see what early Wednesday morning.

Snow Forecast

Wintry Mix Forecast

Here are some freezing rain tips. Remember bridges and overpasses ALWAYS freeze first.

Freezing Rain Tips

Freezing Rain Tips

Put the car in the garage tonight if you have one, so you don’t have to scrap off a thin layer of ice tomorrow morning.

Bookmark this link to check school/business delays and closings. Latest forecast will always be on wavy.com. Chief Meteorologist Don Slater will have an updated forecast coming up on WAVY News 10 at 10 on FOX43 and WAVY News 10 at 11. Meteorologists Jeremy Wheeler and Jeff Edmondson will be here on WAVY News 10 Today starting a half hour earlier at 4 AM to keep you updated on the weather and road conditions tomorrow morning.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona


Rainy, But Warmer Start To The Week

January 11th, 2015 at 9:22 pm by under Weather

We saw plenty of sunshine this weekend, but it was COLD! Highs were in the mid 30s on Saturday. We did warm up a little bit more today with highs in the mid to upper 40s, so it wasn’t too bad. Average high this time of year is 48°. Changes are on the way! Our next storm system will move in overnight, so rain chances will be going up by Monday morning.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar at 8:30 PM Sunday

Temperatures have already dropped into the low to mid 30s across Hampton Roads, but should begin to rise as the clouds get thicker overnight. Any precipitation that moves in before or shortly after midnight will likely evaporate before reaching the ground since we are still really dry in the lower levels of the atmosphere. If you are traveling north in the morning to Northern Virginia, DC, or Baltimore,  watch out for freezing rain. These areas will see temperatures closer to the freezing mark once the rain begins to fall, so a Freezing Rain Advisory has been issued for tomorrow morning for areas north and west of Richmond. I don’t think we will have to worry about any frozen precipitation here as temperatures should rise into the upper 30s and lower 40s by tomorrow morning.

Rising Temperatures Overnight

Rising Temperatures Overnight

Make sure you have the umbrella and the kids have the raincoat as they go out to catch the bus Monday morning. Rain will be widespread across the region and could be heavy at times.

Future Trak at 7 AM Monday

Future Trak at 7 AM Monday

Rain will continue most of the day tomorrow, so don’t expect too many breaks in the rain. Rain totals should range between 1″-1.25″ tomorrow. Highs will be in the mid 50s with upper 40s north of the metro and upper 50s across North Carolina. A cold front will move through Monday night and colder air will move in on Tuesday. We may see a few showers Tuesday morning, but models are trending drier. Highs on Tuesday will only be in the upper 30s to around 40°.  Another disturbance will bring back the chance for rain and maybe even a wintry mix Wednesday morning across inland locations. Temperatures will be hovering around 32°, so we could see sleet/freezing rain develop Wednesday morning, so stay tuned!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona


Near Record Cold Expected Overnight

January 7th, 2015 at 6:15 pm by under Weather

Dangerous cold weather is moving into Hampton Roads tonight. This will be the coldest weather since last January, so you need to make sure you are prepared. Temperatures will drop into the teens before midnight and will end up in the teens with single digits possible inland by tomorrow morning. The record for Norfolk International Airport is 13° set back in 1970. I don’t think Norfolk will get down to 13°, but I think many inland spots will get down that low and some inland areas could see single digits. Everyone should drip their faucets (every faucet in your home) tonight, just to be safe.

Drip Faucets Tonight

Drip Faucets Tonight

Winds will be increasing overnight and sustained winds should range from 20-25mph with gusts up to 40-45mph. A wind chill advisory has been issued for all of Hampton Roads and almost the entire 2/3 of the U.S. Wind chill values will likely range from -5 degrees to 0 degrees overnight and early Thursday morning. Here are the forecast temperatures and forecast wind chill values overnight into early tomorrow morning. The dark blue bar shows the actual temperature forecast and the light blue bar shows the wind chill forecast.

Temperatures vs. Wind Chills

Temperatures vs. Wind Chills

Make sure the kids are bundled up as they head out to the school bus tomorrow morning. You may even want to consider driving your kids to the bus stop in the morning, so they don’t have to wait outside in the cold. Stay tuned to WAVY-TV and WAVY.COM for any school delays.

Wind Chill Safety

Wind Chill Safety

Here are some other cold weather tips.

Cold Weather Tips

Cold Weather Tips

If you are going to be out driving in the cold tonight or tomorrow, here are a few things to keep in mind. You never know when your car may breakdown or not start up because of the cold, so you should always be prepared if you have to wait outside for an hour or so.

Car Safety Tips

Car Safety Tips

We will see lots of sunshine tomorrow, but don’t expect a warm-up. High temperatures will only rise into the mid 20s. At least the wind speeds will be decreasing through the afternoon. Stay warm everyone and be safe!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona