MILDER WEATHER MOVES INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES… SOME RAIN IS EXPECTED ON SUNDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE REGION

The weather pattern has changed across North America and that will make our weather a little more tolerable over the next week or so. No bitter cold air is expected in Hampton Roads for the next several days. The overall upper-level wind pattern has the jet stream diving southeastward into the western part of the nation and then turning back to the northeast over the Mid-West and East. This pattern normally means milder weather for us. The weather will not interfere with New Year’s Eve travelers. As high pressure slowly moves off the coast, a southwesterly wind flow will bring in milder air into the region on Saturday. However, cloud cover will prevent temperatures to reach their full potential. Showers or light rain may dampen your Sunday, but at this time, heavy rain is not expected. Then, seasonal weather seems likely early next week as the pattern will be quite benign for early January. I expect that a lot of the snow and ice will melt by the time we get to next week. Keep in mind that the sun is at it’s lowest point in the sky now so it is not as effective at melting snow as it would be in let’s say February. I wish everyone a very happy New Year! I’ll have an update on Saturday. Thanks for reading.

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