Archive for February 27, 2015

ANOTHER ARCTIC AIR MASS MOVES INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES THIS WEEKEND… WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED NEXT WEEK ALONG WITH SEVERAL CHANCES OF RAIN

After a brutal period of Arctic cold and snow, the weather pattern is about to change (finally) which will bring warmer temperatures along with some rain. However, we have to get through another Arctic air mass, which will move into Hampton Roads this afternoon. According to meteorologists, temperatures on Saturday will probably not get above the freezing point. There might be a snow shower/flurry this afternoon mostly north of I-64. The snow and ice from our last storm will be slow to melt, but keep in mind that the sun is getting stronger with each passing day,┬áso even though temperatures will be chilly, some melting will occur in areas that receive sunshine. Refreezing will be an issue once the sun goes down so be mindful of black ice. The next low pressure system to affect our region will come on Monday, but it will track to our north. Remember the general rule: If a low pressure system tracks north of our region, we normally receive mostly rain. Areas well to our north over the Mid-West and Northeast may receive significant snowfall early next week. The upper-level wind pattern next week is expected to favor milder weather with several weather systems moving across the nation. Will we return to below normal temperatures after next week’s warm up? The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting colder than normal temperature for a large portion of the Eastern U.S. during the second week of March, but we are getting closer to spring so hopefully that doesn’t mean more snow and ice. That forecast could change since it is so far out in the future. The first day of astronomical spring is just three weeks away! That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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