Today will be cloudy but quite mild, Temps will be in the upper 50s to the mid 60s. Some showers in the west this afternoon and then rain will overspread the entire region tonight! Rain will be heavy and looks like it will be in the order of .75 to 2″ amounts. You can see what the Hydrological Prediction Center (HPC) here – http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/d13_fill.gif – There will be some strong dynamics as well which could cause locally severe weather tomorrow with local wind gusts and also an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, especially in SE VA and Eastern NC. SPC Has some information on this here: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html
We will clear on Monday with highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. This temp appears to be the same through Wednesday with some milder temps arriving Thursday and Friday as temps will warm to the mid 50s north and mid 60s south. Rain will also come back again Thursday and we will need to watch for severe as well then and the chance for flooding will increase then as we will have already been drenched from Sunday. See HPC’s moisture heading this way on their 4 to 5 day rain out look here: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/95e12p48iwbg_fill.gif
So we have a wet week in total ahead with a few days of drying in between.
Long range concerns raised for a return to colder conditions, though our snow chances are not there so we can put a fork in this winter and call it done!
All for now!
Will be putting out some polls on the future of Mid Atlantic Weather –