Archive for January 16, 2011

AFTER A SUNNY SUNDAY, CLOUDS SHOULD DOMINATE ON MONDAY WITH RAIN LIKELY MONDAY NIGHT AND PART OF TUESDAY… THE COLDEST AIR MASS OF THIS WINTER SEASON IS LIKELY TO SWEEP INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES NEXT WEEKEND

Although Saturday’s weather seemed almost balmy during the afternoon, the fact is that temperatures were normal for this time of year. It has been so cold of late that normal temperatures feel warm by comparison. Sunday will be sunny but northerly winds behind a cold front should lower temperatures a tad. Clouds will be on the increase Sunday night and Monday as a system moves up from the Gulf States. Rain should overspread the region Monday night and it should last through part of Tuesday. Forecasters are predicting that we (Hampton Roads) may see around an inch of rain from this event. Precipitation type shouldn’t be a concern since mild air will be moving in from off of the ocean. We should dry out on Wednesday and then attention will turn to another system that may be more of a forecast problem for meteorologists as this may be a colder system. Forecasters are saying that following that system will come the coldest air of the season. Next weekend may be a frigid one for us. The uncertainty in the extended forecast is determining what areas will receive snow/ice from the potential¬†late week system that will usher in this arctic air mass.¬† Will it be primarily a Northeast snowstorm or will snow occur further south? Stay tuned on this one. Thanks for reading.

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