OVER AN INCH OF RAIN FELL ON SATURDAY WITH MORE TO COME ON SUNDAY… WHAT ABOUT SNOW?… WILL HAMPTON ROADS GET ANY OF THE WHITE STUFF?

Saturday was a very wet day and although most of us would have prefered a sunny day, the rain was very much needed. Although February will end well below normal precipitation wise in Norfolk, that inch or so of rain on the last day of the month prevented it from being one of the driest February’s in a very long time. The 1st day of March may be another very wet day as the well advertised low pressure area starts cranking up over the Southeastern States. Winds will also increase tonight and as the low moves south of us our winds will slowly back around to the N-NW. This will bring in the colder air and possibly change the rain to snow. Now, everyone wants to know… Will it snow and how much will there be? There are several factors that have to be considered. 1) First of all, what will the exact track of ths low pressure area be? 2) Will precipitation still be falling when it does get cold enough aloft to support snow and how long does it continue to fall? 2) What about surface temperatures, will any snow that falls  stick? 3) Will there be wrap-around snow which can add a quick inch or two as the storm moves away on Monday? Either way, Tuesday will be a quieter day, although quite chilly. Milder weather returns later in the week. I don’t know about you, but I’m done with winter. Bring on spring!

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