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Here We Go Again!

March 11th, 2014 at 8:46 am by under Weather

Here it comes.  Another huge warmup followed by a mega 24-hour cool down.  Without looking it up, I figure we had about 5-6 of these since mid December.  In some cases we had severe weather.  In others we had snow.  This time I’m not expecting terrible weather, but the winds will pick up.  First off, let’s talk about the best part of the forecast…Today!

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

Unlike yesterday’s cold start in the 30s, today we had lows in the 50s.  It was great.  Winds will keep running out of the southwest at about 10mph.  High pressure is in control.  Throw in lots of sunshine and voila….It’s going to be a wonderful day.  Highs will be in the low/mid 70s.  Now if the winds let up just a little bit, then we could get a sea breeze to form.  That would cool down some cities right near the shore.  I believe that happened yesterday in Virginia Beach. So keep that in mind.  Either way it will be great.

Tonight we’ll increase the clouds a bit with lows in the 50s again.  By tomorrow morning we could see some spotty showers.  Isolated to scattered showers will be possible about any time tomorrow although our Future Trak model does dry things up in the early afternoon.  Other models show a few showers and storms at that time.  We’ll have mostly cloudy skies, but the winds will pick up out of the southwest.  So highs will still manage to rise into the low/mid 70s.  A cold front will approach from the west through the day, but we’ll stay in the warm sector for almost all the daylight hours.

Tomorrow's Forecast

Tomorrow’s Forecast

A broken line of showers and storms is expected to develop out ahead of the front by the evening.

Future Trak (6pm Wed.)

Future Trak (8pm Wed.)

Stay tuned as the timing for this will be a little variable.  That’s due to the models and how they have a tough time detecting the local scale winds.  Winds ahead of the front will be southwest at 10-20mph and gusts to 25mph, but during the evening gusts may get above 35mph.  Behind the front the winds will turn north/northwest.  That will develop into a very cold wind.  Temperatures will drop sharply, and lows will be in the low 30s.  A couple of flurries are possible at the end, but we aren’t expecting any accumulating snow.  I don’t think we’ll see much rain from this system, but perhaps a few folks could see a quarter of an inch.

On Thursday we’ll see dry weather, but a very strong wind out of the north (gusts to 40mph) will keep the temperatures from rising above the low 40s.  We might even see highs in the upper 30s over parts of the region.  Wow!  That will be a 30-35 degree drop in temps over a 24 hour period.  Again, we’ve seen this a few times this year.

We’ll warm up a little on Friday, but only to the upper 40s.  We’ll warm up again over the weekend.  However, there is now a chance for a few showers on Saturday.  That could affect the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Norfolk, and also some of the races for the Shamrock marathon in Virginia Beach.  The chance is low for now, and really only on 1 computer model (GFS).  But that model has shown rain for Saturday over the last 4 runs.  Hopefully, the updates will dry up the forecast before we get to that point.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

 

 

 


Roller Coaster Temperatures Continue

March 9th, 2014 at 9:16 pm by under Weather

I hope everyone enjoyed the warmer weather this weekend! It was a perfect weekend for the McDonald Garden Show in Hampton too. I just want to say thank you to all of the nice people that stopped by the WAVY booth to say hi to me earlier this afternoon. If you bought plants and flowers at the garden show, you may want to wait a week to plant them. We could see temperatures dip below freezing by the end of the week.

The roller coaster temperature ride will continue this week. It will feel like spring Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday will be a transition day. Then winter returns Thursday and Friday. A trough (big dip in the jet stream) will begin to form out west as the next storm system starts developing. When this happens, we usually warm up as a ridge develops over us.

Jet Stream Monday-Tuesday

Jet Stream Monday-Tuesday

Highs on Monday will be in the mid/upper 60s and we should see temperatures around 70° on Tuesday. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Wednesday will be our transition day, but still warm with highs in the 60s. Rain will move in during the afternoon ahead of our next cold front. With temperatures in the 60s, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a few thunderstorms develop. Cold front will move in during the early evening.

Future Trak at & PM Wednesday

Future Trak at 7 PM Wednesday

Computers models are hinting that we may see the rain change over to snow for some of us before ending all together early Thursday morning.

Future Trak at 12 AM Thursday

Future Trak at 12 AM Thursday

If we see any snow, it would only be for a very short time and we are not expecting any accumulation at this time. This all depends on if the cold air can move in before the moisture moves out. It is common for drier air to move in sooner than what the models show. In these cases, the precipitation usually ends before the cold air can really get locked into place. So right now, 3 days out, it looks like we may see a few snow showers behind the front. Stay tuned for updates. Cold weather returns for Thursday and Friday.

Jet Stream Thursday-Friday

Jet Stream Thursday-Friday

This is what the weather pattern will look like again Thursday and Friday. You may recognize this pattern by now because this is exactly what we have seen over the past 2-3 months. There has been a deep trough carved out over the eastern U.S. This helps keep the cold air in place across the east with warmer air trapped out west.

Lately, I have heard many Virginians say that this is one of the coldest winters they have ever experienced in Hampton Roads. After analyzing some data, I have come to the conclusion that this winter has been abnormally cold, but not the coldest on record. We have had a lot of extremes (cold and warm) this winter, which can balance each other out. Don’t get me wrong, we have seen many days where temperature didn’t crack 32° during the daytime hours. But we also set many new record highs. In December, we saw two 80° days! Here is the breakdown of each month with the temperature and precipitation data compared to average.

This Winter Compared to Average

This Winter Compared to Average For Norfolk

All of the high and low temperatures for each month are averaged out to a specific number. Then that number is either above or below average. The month of December was warmer than average, while January and February were colder than average. January 2014 was the 6th snowiest January on record with Norfolk seeing a total of 11.5″ of snow that month. The numbers show that this past winter has been colder and snowier than average, much different from just last year. The countdown to spring is on….only 11 more days!!!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

 


Warmer With Sunshine Today

March 8th, 2014 at 9:17 am by under Weather
Clear Start

A Clear Start

Before the sun came up this morning our skies were clear. Today is looking like a sunny and warmer day across Hampton Roads. If you are interested in enjoying the day on the water be careful as there are still high waves from yesterday’s storm. Waves will be 3-5ft in the Ocean and 2-3ft in the Bay today.

High Pressure is in control.

High Pressure is in control.

An area of high pressure is in control just for today, tomorrow another changes is going to come. For Sunday, a cold front is going to pass by which will once again drop our temperatures. It isn’t going to be cold tomorrow, but there will be a chilly wind. We may also see a stray shower in the morning.

Passing Cold Front Tomorrow Morning

Passing Cold Front Tomorrow Morning

Future Trak has a few showers across the Eastern Shore and the Middle Peninsula tomorrow morning, We may also see a sprinkle across the Peninsula and the Southside around 8-9am. By 10am all of the models have us dry with Mostly Cloudy skies. The cooler air from the north will also be drier. That dry air will help to erase any cloud cover we have in the afternoon. Highs will be near 50 tomorrow.

Longer range models are warming us back up on Monday and Tuesday with highs back in the 60s. Besides tomorrow, we should remain dry until Wednesday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 


The Rain Is Almost Over

March 7th, 2014 at 5:07 pm by under Weather

It has been a soggy day across Hampton Roads, but this storm is still on track to get out of our area tonight.

Future Trak @ 9pm

Future Trak @ 9pm

We still may see scattered showers across Hampton Roads tonight until midnight. Rain totals will be near 0.75″ to 1.5″.

24-Hour Rain Totals

24-Hour Rain Totals

The wind is also going to ease a bit overnight. Wind gusts have been as high as 47mph in Virginia Beach and Elizabeth City today. In Manteo a 49mph wind gust was observed today. Gusts have been around 35-40mph for the rest of our area today. Tonight the wind speed will slowly decrease as the storms moves away from our area.

Less Windy Tomorrow

Less Wind Tomorrow

With the strong winds, there will be the potential for minor tidal flooding across the Southside and North Carolina overnight during the next high tide. Sewells Point is a good benchmark for Southside Hampton Roads.

Sewells Point Tides

Sewells Point Tides

Here is the forecast for Duck Pier, North Carolina

Duck Pier, North Carolina

Duck Pier, North Carolina

Tomorrow we will have less wind and also more sunshine! High temperatures will climb to near 60 degrees in the afternoon.

Stay Dry/Warm Tonight.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Nor’easter Brings Heavy Rain To the Region

March 7th, 2014 at 8:36 am by under Weather

Relatively speaking this Nor’easter will be a weak one.  The winds will be strong and the rain will be heavy, but the tides will be fairly tame based off the latest.  As predicted the low formed yesterday over the deep south.  It moved up along the southeast coast last night, and is now sitting over coastal North Carolina.  Heavy rain had pushed up ahead of it.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

Notice that while we had heavy rain (yellow/orange), there was sleet and freezing rain (purple) to our west.  The area of low pressure will keep moving north/northeast. It will likely be sitting just offshore of Virginia Beach this afternoon.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

Winds will pick up this afternoon.  They may whip up even more as the low begins to push away, but we’ve already had a couple gusts to 40mph.  We are under a wind advisory for cities/counties along the coast as well as some adjacent ones.

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory

Winds will be running out of the northeast at 10-20 mph inland and 20-30 near the shore.  Gusts will be 35-40mph inland and 40-45mph near the shore.  Hold on to the umbrellas and be careful driving over the bridges today.  Temperatures will be stuck in the 40s.

With the winds staying up through the day, the tide will rise a bit.  Luckily the natural tide is in a lower phase.  So we are only looking at nuisance type flooding with barely minor tidal flooding in a few areas.  Here’s the forecast for Sewell’s Point:

Tide Forecast

Tide Forecast

Now tidal flooding is different from flooding from heavy rain.  We may see some localized flooding today.  Ponding on roads and a few flooded streets will be a problem in several cities.  The rain will add up through the day.  So this may be more of an issue during the evening commute.  Hopefully, the rain decreases by then.  Future Trak may be showing signs of this.  At least for part of the area.

Future Trak (6pm)

Future Trak (6pm)

Rain will end by about 9-11pm tonight.  We are talking about a solid 1-2 inches of rain.  I think we’ll see a little less between the Middle Peninsula up to the Northern Neck.  Keep that in mind when look at the Future Trak forecast.

Rainfall Forecast

Rainfall Forecast

The good news is that we are still looking at a nice weekend.  High pressure will build in.  Skies will be mostly/partly sunny tomorrow with highs in the upper 50s.  We will have a west/northwest breeze, but it won’t be as strong as today.  A dry/weak cold front will move through the area Saturday evening.  So we’ll cool down a bit on Sunday, but we’ll look to stay dry.  Highs will be closer to 50.

We will warm up nicely early next week.  Highs will be in the 60s.  Then by the end of the week, we’ll see a return of colder weather.  Some models even hint at some wintry weather by next Friday.  Highs will be in the 40s and maybe 30s for 1-2 days.  Maybe they’ll change their tune before we get there.  Until then…have a good weekend.  I’ll be at the Mcdonald Garden show on Sunday up in Hampton.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

 


Tracking Heavy Rain For Friday

March 6th, 2014 at 5:06 pm by under Weather

Windy & Rainy weather is on the way for tomorrow. Temperatures are likely to be only in the mid-40s for tomorrow.

Future Trak @ 7am

Future Trak @ 7am

The latest look at Future Trak has the rain moving across NE N.C. tonight. This model is a bit slow, I believe we will see the rain across Hampton Roads starting around Midnight and last into the day. Our wind is going to stay very strong with wind speeds at 15-25mph and gusts up to 40mph possible tomorrow.

Future Trak @ Noon

Future Trak @ Noon

There may be a small break in the afternoon tomorrow, but I would count on an all-day rain for our Friday. Rain totals are estimated to be between 1.0″ and 1.5″ across our area. Flooding doesn’t look like it will be a problem, but your yard may form a pond of water, just because our soils are still saturated!

Tides Staying Below 4.5ft

Tides Staying Below 4.5ft

Get your rain gear handy for tomorrow, and it might not be a bad idea to have a spare set of dry socks just in case you soak your first pair.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 


And Then…A Nor’easter

March 6th, 2014 at 8:46 am by under Weather

Ok… I have some good news, and some bad news.  The good news is that I don’t see any wintry weather for Hampton Roads over the next 36 hours.  The bad news… It looks like a nor’easter will move through over the next 36 hours.  It should be relatively weak, but there will be some impacts.  The system is far from us today.  It is actually forming over the Gulf of Mexico.  Heavy rain was pushing into Georgia ahead of the system.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

We actually have high pressure around here today.  There were a few showers towards the southern Outer Banks this morning, but Hampton Roads was dry.  As the high pressure tries to build in a little from the west, it has increased the winds out ahead of it.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

Other than a stray shower, we should stay dry today.  Winds will gust out of the northeast at 35mph near the shore.  We’ll see gusts to 25mph inland.  Highs will be in the low 40s.  Tonight skies will become totally cloudy.  We’ll see rain push up from the south by the early morning.  We will have a high chance for rain during the morning commute tomorrow.  So that could slow you down.

Future Trak (7 AM Friday)

Future Trak (7 AM Friday)

Notice the wintry weather is well west of our area.  This is due to the milder maritime air that will likely push far inland due to the persistent northeast winds.  Wind may even turn easterly for a time which would aid in that setup.  Temps will be in the upper 30s tomorrow morning.  Through the day the area of low pressure will move northeast along the Atlantic coast.

Tomorrow's Forecast

Tomorrow’s Forecast

It will push into Hampton Roads by the late afternoon into the evening.  We’ll see off and on rain showers through the day.  Winds will keep blowing out of the northeast at 15-20mph with more gusts to 35mph near the shore.  At least the temperatures will warm up a bit.  We’ll see highs near 50 as warmer air wraps around the system.  Of course you won’t really get to enjoy the warmer air as the wind and rain will keep blowing.  Here is what Future Trak shows for rain at 6pm tomorrow.

Future Trak (6pm Friday)

Future Trak (6pm Friday)

Notice that there is a gap in the rain from Manteo up to Virgina Beach and Hampton.  That is a small pocket of drier air wrapping into the center of the low.  So the center, in this model run, would be right over Norfolk.  If the low sits right on top of us, then the winds would lighten up for a bit in the evening.  If it forms a little more offshore, then the winds will stay up the entire time.  The system is forecast to move out by Friday night, but winds will stay strong behind it.  Rain will be a problem for many folks.  We’ve had a lot of wet weather recently.  Plus, we just melted the snow we had in the region.  Our Future Trak model was calling for a little less than an inch of rain through Friday night.  I updated it, and now it is calling for 1-2″ of rain.

Forecast Rainfall

Forecast Rainfall

That is more in line with my thinking.  This will lead to localized flooding as well as ponding on roadways.  This is separate from tidal flooding.  We may see some minor tidal flooding as well late Friday night into early Saturday morning.  The winds will be persistent from the northeast, but at least the moon phase is not conducive to tidal flooding.  It will be a half-moon.  Full and new moons produce higher natural tides.  Here is the latest forecast from our weather team:

Tide Forecast (Sewell's Point)

Tide Forecast (Sewell’s Point)

The tide forecast will likely change depending on the exact track of the low.  So stay tuned for updates.  For now I would expect nuisance to minor tidal flooding in the area.

The weather still looks good for the weekend with highs in the 50s.  We’ll still have some nice weather on Monday and Tuesday as well.  But another system will try to move in late next week.  It’s possible that we could see a return of some wintry weather with that one, but I like to take things one system at a time.  Plus it’s pretty far out.  Stay tuned! Ugh

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Freezing Drizzle, Melting Today, And Long-Term Forecast

March 5th, 2014 at 8:35 am by under Weather

I knew that I would have to take a little extra time to get to work this morning due to some iciness on the roads.  What I didn’t realize was how thick the glaze of ice would be on my car.  It took me about 8 minutes to try to scrape off the windshield.  When I finally got it loose, it came off as a sheet of ice.  That wasn’t the only thing frozen.  Here was our tower cam which sits a couple hundred feet in the air.

Ice Glaze On Tower Cam 10

Ice Glaze On Tower Cam 10

Look at that later of ice!  There actually wasn’t a lot of precipitation last night. However, it was persistent and there was good coverage in the metro area.  Here was the view on Super Doppler 10 early this morning.

Freezing Drizzle On Radar

Freezing Drizzle On Radar

I talked about this yesterday in the morning that we would have a possibility of freezing rain moving in from the south.  Then at midday I talked about it getting a little farther north, and lasting longer.  So this small area of precipitation caused a lot of traffic problems this morning.  Temperatures were near the freezing mark.  Most roads were wet in the metro, but there were many spots of black ice.  There was a large accident on the James River Bridge due to the icy/wet conditions.

Jame River Bridge

Jame River Bridge

There were actually many accidents this morning as numerous vehicles hit those icy spots.  The small area of freezing drizzle was caused by a weak area of low pressure which formed just to the east of the Outer Banks.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

Today the low will slowly push away from land as high pressure builds in from the northwest.  We will see at least some clearing this afternoon.  If we’re lucky then we’ll go to partly cloudy skies by the early afternoon.  Especially towards Williamsburg, Gloucester and Reedville.   High temperatures will be in the low/mid 40s.  Winds will be out of the north at about 10-15mph.

Tonight we’ll have partly cloudy skies. Low temps will drop to the low 30s, but there will probably be some 20s inland.  Luckily we’ll have had a chance to melt and evaporate a lot of the ice and water today.  So I don’t anticipate too many problems tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow we’ll have a lot of clouds around and a few spotty showers late in the day. Highs will be in the mid 40s.

On Friday another area of low pressure will form and move along the southeast coast.  This will be a stronger area of low pressure. It will bring us a higher chance for rain and stronger winds as well.  It will turn into a weak coastal storm that will push away from us by Friday night.  I don’t see any Wintry problems with this one, but I will be tracking the wind, rain, and higher tides.  We may see some nuisance to minor tidal flooding on Friday, but luckily we will have a half moon.  That phase is not conducive to tidal flooding, unless there is a major system nearby.

We are still looking good this weekend.  Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the 50s.

Some folks are wondering when we will finally warm up.  While we will have some warmer days ahead, I believe the weather pattern will favor colder air through the rest of March.  The big reason for this is the snow cover across a large part of the eastern United States.

http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/snow_model/images/full/National/nsm_depth/201403/nsm_depth_2014030505_National.jpg

Snow cover across the U.S.

The snow is cold in itself.  However, the snow also reflects a lot of light.  It doesn’t absorb it and turn it into heat.  The amount of light reflected is called albedo.  A higher albedo can cause cooling over a large region.  It can force cooling during the day, and support colder air at night.  So that will likely be a big driver of our short-term weather.  In terms of climate…the North Atlantic Oscillation has been positive lately.  Usually that means warmer weather along the east coast, but not always.  Remember, the Winter of 1979-1980 was also positive.  Do you remember what happened in the March of that year?  During the circus? Though the NAO did go negative into 1980 unlike this year. The Arctic Oscillation has been negative lately.  That has probably been a big factor in our recent cold, but is forecast to go positive soon.  So that could mean the warmer air will try to push in on more occasions.  However, I still think the cooler weather will dominate.

The cooling pattern will likely induce troughing (dipping of the jetstream).  That means more areas of low pressure will try to form and move into the area.  I think we still will have a shot or two of more snow in the next month.  It will probably be more in the way of a mix, but we’ll see.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Icy Roads Possible Again Tonight.

March 4th, 2014 at 6:28 pm by under Weather

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Peninsula, Southside, North Carolina, and Northampton County along the Eastern Shore until early Wednesday morning.

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory

What does this mean? Well we are watching an area of low pressure offshore that is throwing some moisture our way. With temperatures hovering around 32°, this precipitation will fall as light rain, sleet and freezing rain. We could see a light accumulation of ice on bridges and overpasses. We don’t think it will be a BIG problem because the precipitation should be very light in isolated areas. But I have already received reports of freezing rain in Virginia Beach and Currituck where the rain is freezing on decks and outdoor banisters. So keep an eye out for icy spots tonight if driving or walking. The light wintry mix should continue for the next few hours, but will be very scattered across the region. The raindrops froze on Tower Cam 10 too! Check it out!

Tower Cam 10

Tower Cam 10

A lot of folks are wondering about the road conditions overnight and tomorrow morning. VDOT and NCDOT did an excellent job clearing many roads across the region last night. The little bit of sunshine we saw this morning did help with the melting process too. Keep in mind that areas blocked by the sun probably did not see much melting since temperatures stayed around 32° this afternoon.

Icy Roads Possible Overnight

Icy Roads Possible Overnight

Plus any water or slush will re-freeze again overnight as temperatures drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s. Puddles are usually easier to see when driving, so you will likely see the frozen water or the icy slush and have enough time to avoid it. If the asphalt looks like it is just wet, assume it is black ice. Main roads and highways have been treated, so there may be a few slick spots close to curb or close to the divider, but most should be just fine. It is the secondary roads that will likely have slick spots tomorrow morning since they have not been treated. Best advice is to slow down and allow for extra travel time to get where you need to go, so you are not in a rush. Be careful on the roads everyone!

The snow/ice melt should continue tomorrow with highs in the lower 40s. Never have I been so excited for the 40s! :)

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 


How’d We Do, And Is There More?

March 4th, 2014 at 8:47 am by under Weather

It’s been busy-busy around here for the last 36 hours. I’ll admit…I’m worn out.  Yesterday we did get that second snow burst in the evening as the models had predicted.

Satellite/Radar Mon. Evening

Satellite/Radar Mon. Evening

This put down a couple of inches of snow on top of the sleet that had fallen during the midday and afternoon.  Here is a great photo of King Neptune easily faring the storm.

King Neptune In Snow

King Neptune In Snow

That photo was sent in to reportit@wavy.com by Matthew Presler.  Very cool shot.  The snow and mix from that system has long ended.  The forecast was actually pretty good.  Here was my forecast from yesterday:

Yesterday's Snow Forecast

Yesterday’s Snow Forecast

Meteorologist Tiffany Savona and I put together a map of the actual snow totals for the area. We pieced it together using NWS reports, social media, and weather watchers.   Here is that map:

Snow Totals

Snow Totals

I did see some reports in Newport News that were closer to an inch, but there were other reports of 2-4″ between Newport News and Hampton.  We also had a decent layer of sleet across the region that was well predicted.  So while we typically get a chance to calm down and catch our breath now, there is a new, albeit weaker, system that will affect us today.   A stationary front has been sitting offshore near the Gulf Stream.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

You can see a small strip of rain showers along this on the above satellite/radar.  An area of low pressure is forecast to form along this later today.  This will strengthen (a bit) and then move north/northeast.  Our area will be on the edge of the clouds and rain.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

Most of the area will remain dry, but spotty to scattered showers will push towards northeast North Carolina and possibly the Hampton Road’s Southside.   There may be some sleet pellets and a few snowflakes mixing in, but the models mostly show this as rain.  Surface temperatures are predicted to warm to the low/mid 30s, but the ground is either frozen or has ice/snow on it. So any rain that falls will create glazing.  If we’re lucky we’ll be just warm enough for melting.  That is probably too optimistic though.  Luckily it will be warmer over the Outer Banks as it is already in the mid 30s there.

The GFS model keeps the rain mostly over the Outer Banks, but the NAM model as well as our Future Trak model brings it into northeast North Carolina and even across the state border.

Future Trak (6pm)

Future Trak (6pm)

I put the precipitation chances at 40% southeast with only a slight chance for North Suffolk up to Hampton and Cape Charles. I don’t expect anything from the rest of the Peninsula to the Northern Neck.  The Eastern Shore should also stay dry except for a stray shower on the southern tip.

Precipitation Chances Today

Precipitation Chances Today

No matter what we get today, we’ll dry out late tonight.  Lows will be back down in the teens inland with 20s in the metro.  Tomorrow we’ll have variably cloudy skies and highs in the low 40s.  So we’ll finally get some melting happening tomorrow.  Another system will be moving through late Thursday into Friday.  This will be another area low pressure that will move along the shore.  That one, however, will be closer and stronger.  So the rain chances will be much higher.  The winds will be stronger, and we could even see some minor tidal flooding depending on the track.  Stay tuned for updates to this.  Hopefully, it will be a low impact event.  At least the weekend still looks nice. Highs in the 50s and partly to mostly cloudy… I’ll take it.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler