Hopefully you enjoyed the pleasant weather this weekend because the temperatures will be going up and down this week, just like a roller coaster. The kids will need the jackets Monday morning before going to school as temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 40s on average. Lower 40s possible inland and lower 50s possible close to the coast. Monday should be a little bit cooler with highs in the upper 60s to around 70° with light winds. Don’t forget….NASA Wallops Island will be launching a rocket at 6:45 PM tomorrow evening. Skies should remain clear, so we should be able to see the launch if it is a go. Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson wrote a blog about the launch this morning. Check it out!
A ridge of high pressure will start to build in tomorrow and strengthen on Tuesday. Southwesterly winds will really help warm us up Tuesday and Wednesday also.
Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week with highs around 80°. Average high temperature this time of year is 67°. Our next cold front won’t move in until Wednesday evening, so Wednesday afternoon will be warm with highs in the upper 70s. A few showers will be possible Wednesday night into early Thursday morning as the front moves through the region.
Rain will clear out from northwest to southeast early Thursday morning. Cooler and drier air will move in behind the front, so highs will drop into the lower 60s Thursday and Friday.
Right now it looks like it will be dry, but chilly for trick-or-treaters Friday night. Temperatures will be dropping into the 50s once the sun sets, so the kids will probably need to wear a jacket or sweatshirt underneath their costume. A much stronger cold front will move in next weekend bringing Hampton Roads the coldest air of the season so far.
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona