A FRONTAL BOUNDARY TO OUR SOUTH AND UPPER-LEVEL ENERGY WILL BRING UNSETTLED WEATHER ON SATURDAY… SUNDAY SHOULD BE DRIER BUT CLOUDS MAY PERSIST… TEMPERATURES WILL BE ON THE COOL SIDE THIS WEEKEND… TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE ABOVE NORMAL AGAIN BY TUESDAY
Although today (Saturday) will be unsettled, it won’t be a complete washout. Some showers are moving through SE VA and NE NC as I write this but we should see some breaks in the rainfall today. A northeast wind will keep it on the cool side today. The frontal system that is causing our wet weather is part of a larger system that has brought an ice storm to parts of the Midwest. Forecasters expect drier conditions on Sunday, but clouds will most likely stick around. We might see some sunshine at times on Sunday. On Monday, clouds will likely dominate the skies again. But guess what? On Tuesday, when many of us go back to work, temperatures are expected to soar into the low 60’s and there should be more sunshine. The above normal temperatures seem likely to hold through the remainder of the workweek.
We are approaching the time of year when, on average, temperatures are the lowest. The average high temperature for Norfolk is now 48 degrees. In a few weeks, average temperatures will start to rise again as the atmosphere responds to the increasing amount of solar radiation. Days have begun to get longer and the sun is slowly getting higher in the sky with each passing day. It’s a very slow process now, but as we head into February, the process accelerates with each passing day. Those are some hopeful thoughts for those of you who don’t like winter.
Parts of California have received tremendous amounts of rain and snow this past week putting a dent in the long-term drought that they’ve been enduring.
That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!