Yesterday was rough! I picked up my daughter from daycare in the evening. Whoa! It was in the 30s and winds were howling. Wind chills were in the teens and 20s. When the wind hit my face it reminded me of Illinois Winters. At least the winds have died down since then. However, the temps this morning were frigid. It was in the teens and 20s area-wide.
While there was a big surge of cold air lately, we should keep in mind that we are on the edge of this cold surge. It will impact us today, but it will be really cold in the northeast states.
With the high in place now, we’ll see a lot of sunshine and also light/variable winds. High temps this afternoon will rise to near 40. Now the cold air in the northeast is an exception. Across a huge chunk of the rest of the country there is some very warm air in place. Take a look at the highs over other parts of the U.S.
Warm air stretches all the way to California. That warmth will slide into Hampton Roads over the next couple of days. We’ll see highs in the mid 50s tomorrow with fair skies. Winds will be southerly. Then we’ll warm up to near 60 on Sunday with partly cloudy skies. Now I wouldn’t be surprised to see us warm up even more on Sunday based off of what I’m seeing out to the west. Mid 60s? 70? Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, but it will definitely be a nice and warmer weekend. Highs will be in the 50s on Monday. Maybe near 60. There will be some showers though. Then it will get colder on Tuesday and Wednesday. I had 30s in the forecast for those days yesterday. Now I’m calling for highs in the low 40s. Could it be that Chesapeake Chuck was on to something? ? ? ?
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler