Archive for December 20, 2008

AFTER A RAW AND CLOUDY SATURDAY, RAIN IS ON THE WAY… WE WARM UP BRIEFLY ON SUNDAY ONLY TO COOL DOWN ON MONDAY

The battle zone between the bitterly cold air mass over the center of the nation and the mild air in the Southeast will be close by this weekend. The actual cold front will slip through the Hampton Roads area Saturday morning only to return north as a warm front on Sunday. A wave of low pressure will ride along the frontal boundary which should bring us some rain Saturday night and early Sunday. Temperatures on Saturday will not rise much and may actually fall a bit through the 40’s. As the low approaches, the front will lift back up north and the temperatures will rise as we head into Sunday. Don’t get used to the mild weather as cold air will quickly return on Monday. The rain will move off the coast on Sunday. Temperatures will moderate as we head towards mid-week, so a white Christmas does not seem likely for us. Another frontal system may bring us some wet weather on Christmas Day. On the national scene, snow and ice have been plaguing many areas from the western states through New England. How about that snow in Las Vegas? Incredible! Note that there are still folks without power in New England from the brutal ice storm earlier in the week. That ice storm is reportedly the worst to hit New England in recorded history.

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