Today: Rain and wind. Rain will be heavy at times. Tapering off later this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s. Winds NE 15-25mph with gusts to 30mph.
Nuisance to minor tidal flooding will be possible along the southern Chesapeake Bay around midday.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Winds NW 10-15mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers. Highs will be in the mid-upper 40s. Winds NW 5-10mph.
An offshore area of low pressure is moving north along a stalled out front today. This will become a weak nor’easter storm through the day. It will bring widespread rain along with gusty northeast winds. 2-3″ of rain is forecast for the region through this evening. It will be tough for travelers today. Ponding on roads will be likely in many areas. Also nuisance to minor tidal flooding will be possible around midday along the southern Chesapeake Bay. This will be on top of possible localized flooding from the heavy rain itself. Snow will fall in the higher elevations of the Appalachians now through this afternoon. Tomorrow there will be a few showers in the late morning and early afternoon. A few flakes of snow or sleet pellets may mix in, but temps will be above freezing at the surface. So no problems are expected. We will warm up this weekend into next week with drier conditions.
Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler
Tonight: Cloudy with rain and storms likely. Some of the storms may be strong across North Carolina. Windy and warm with temperatures rising into the low to mid 60s by tomorrow morning. Patchy fog may develop by the morning too. Winds: SW 20-30 G 40mph.
Monday: Early morning showers possible. Then partly to mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for a stray afternoon shower. Near record heat possible with highs in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 15-20mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with highs around 60°. Winds: NE 5-15mph.
A warm front will move north through Hampton Roads tonight bringing in warm, moist air. So temperatures will be rising overnight and will end up in the mid 60s by Monday morning. Wind speeds and rain chances will also be increasing overnight. As the warm front moves in, winds will increase out of the south at 20-30mph with higher gusts possible. Rain will become more widespread later tonight, closer to midnight. A few storms may develop, mainly over North Carolina and the Southside. If storms do develop, heavy rain, gusty winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible. Showers taper off by tomorrow morning, but it will be a warm, breezy and foggy start to your Monday. Near record heat is possible Monday afternoon with highs in the upper 70s. The record high for Norfolk Airport is 78° set back in 1983. A cold front will move in Monday night/Tuesday morning. Cooler and drier air will move in as highs only rise to around 60°. We are tracking the potential for a coastal storm to develop on Wednesday. Rain and wind is likely all day long and we could see the rain change over to a wintry mix across our northern and inland counties Wednesday night. A messy travel day is expected on Wednesday, so if you can travel Monday or Tuesday, that would be best. Stay tuned!
Meteorologist Tiffany Savona