Our service men and women deserve a beautiful day and it’s going to be nothing short of gorgeous across Hampton Roads and North Carolina! It’ll be a bright and comfortable day for all of the parades and commemoration ceremonies that will be going on across the region.
Here’s what you can expect if you’re heading to the Memorial Day parade in Portsmouth:
Memorial Day Parade
The parade will start at 10 AM along High Street. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper-70s for the duration of the parade – couldn’t ask for a better forecast!
Whether you’re heading to the parade, the beach, or the zoo, make sure you stay well-hydrated and wear plenty of sunscreen! The UV index is very high today, so you’ll want to wear at least SPF 30 and re-apply throughout the day! On warm days like this, you’ll also want wear light-colored clothes that reflect the sunshine and spend time in shaded areas. Most importantly, don’t leave the pets outside very long and certainly don’t leave them in locked cars!
Here’s a look at your beach forecast:
Virginia Beach Forecast
Nags Head Forecast
Buckroe Beach Forecast
The beach umbrella is a must today, just so you get some shade from that hot sun….and also, to make sure you don’t look like a boiled lobster at the end of the day! There is a low risk for rip currents out there, but you always want to be careful when going in the water.
Dewpoints will be in the mid-50s today, so it will feel quite comfortable! We’ll turn up the heat and humidity a little more heading into the middle of the week.
Dewpoint Forecast – Next 4 Days
Dewpoints will be in the low-60s tomorrow, so you’ll feel a little more stickiness in the air, but it’ll definitely feel hot and muggy Wednesday and Thursday. Most of the week will be dry, but there will be a slight (and I mean very slight) chance for an isolated shower or two Wednesday afternoon. Expect a better chance for some scattered showers and storms Thursday afternoon.
We are approaching the start of hurricane season, so it’s fitting that Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts today and runs through Sunday, May 31st. You won’t have to pay sales tax on items for your hurricane ready kit, including certain types of batteries, flashlights, bottled water, first-aid kits, coolers, NOAA weather radios, and portable generators.
Be sure to pick up one of our Super Doppler 10 Hurricane Ready Guides. They will be available in Farm Fresh stores across Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina. The Super Doppler weather team will be signing in Farm Fresh stores in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Elizabeth City, NC over the next two weekends!
A huge thank you to all of the men and women in the military for your service to our country on this Memorial Day!
-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor