Well the temperatures this morning were great. We had a little sunshine near the coast while rain moved in from the west.
Rain will pick up through the morning and will last through about the mid-afternoon. The rain is enhanced today for a couple of reasons. First, there is an upper level disturbance moving in from the west. Secondly, there is a stationary front running right through Hampton Roads. It was already in the 50s east of the front with some low 40s towards Williamsburg.
Winds have been breezy out of the south. Some of the gusts have been over 25mph near the coast. This has let a lot of moisture move into the region. We’ll keep warming up for a bit. I put many highs up to near 60 today with cooler temps north and west of the metro. Temps will drop a by by the mid afternoon. Rain will be heavy at times today. In fact we could see some localized flooding this afternoon. By this evening we’ll be drying out. We’ll drop to the mid 30s tonight with some low 30s inland. Tomorrow there will be a lot of sunshine for Martin Luther King day. It will be cooler, but not too bad. Highs will be near 50. We’ll be dry for Tuesday as well, but a few showers will try to move in on Wednesday. If those showers linger into the evening, then that could wrap up as a few flurries. Stay tuned.
There is still a system that could impact us next Friday. The models are in a lot of disagreement about it at this time. An area of low pressure is expected to form well to our south. Some models have us on the edge of the precipitation. Some have it all staying south. Cold air will be in place. So this one bears watching. We’ll refine the forecast over the next couple of days. Still plenty of time for the models to come together.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler