AFTER A VERY WARM FRIDAY, THE MUCH ADVERTISED COLD FRONT BRINGS US BACK TO REALITY… THE FRONT WILL STALL WITH WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING ALONG IT

Why couldn’t Friday’s beautiful weather last through at least one day of the weekend? Well, the frontal system that has been responsible for the brutal winter weather out to our west moved through overnight accompanied by periods of rain, some of it heavy. Temperatures probably won’t get out of the 40’s on Saturday, which is a major change from Friday’s temperatures in the upper 70’s. Overrunning moisture and waves of low pressure will result in periods of rain throughout the next few days. Areas to our west may see frozen precipitation on Sunday as colder air moves into that region. Another system will bring back precipitation into Virginia on Sunday after a break later today (Saturday). Snow and some ice accumulation is possible in Western and Northern sections of Virginia and there are Winter Storm Watches and advisories currently in effect for those areas. If you are traveling out that way, check with the NWS forecast or the local media forecasts for that those regions. For Hampton Roads, precipitation will only be in the liquid form. We should see a brief warm-up on Monday only to be followed by colder weather again. Rain chances should remain with us through Tuesday, but it will not rain all of the time. There may even be peaks of sun at times but honestly, weather forecasters in Virginia have their hands full this weekend, especially in the areas expecting wintry precipitation.

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