Our extended string of hot days has begun, and will peak this weekend through Monday over the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. So far this month of June we've had just a handful of days with 90-degree plus temperatures, so overall we've been pretty lucky. High pressure ridging that's building over the East will assure us of our first real multi-day taste of summer, but hey, it's Richmond, and this is normally what summer is all about. While temperatures will be hot (low to mid 9...
Signs of some wet snow this Saturday over parts of Virginia are still showing up in the models, although there are significant differences between the two major models, the GFS and Euro, as to snow chances for Richmond.
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for Wednesday because of marginal to slight severe storms risk The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has put parts of eastern and central Virginia under varying risks for a few severe thunderstorms Wednesday mid-day through late afternoon. Here is their risk map. Note that the RVA area is under "Marginal", while eastern areas are a category higher with "Slight" The threat will be the result of a cold front moving across the regions d...
More Snow This Weekend? That is a possibility. The European model has been consistent over the last couple of days showing a fast moving low pressure system approaching from the west. At the same time, cold air is expected to dive south into Virginia from the north.
While there will be rain on Thursday in RVA, we expect it will be "normal" rain. Expect rain to be light or moderate during the morning and midday. In the afternoon, there MIGHT be a rumble of thunder. But with the forecast trending toward a offshore storm staying CLOSE to the coast, we now expect winds to be quite strong on Friday. In fact, the National Weather Service might issue a Wind Advisory for parts of our area on Friday
As we move into the month of March, a notable change in the overall weather pattern is expected to take place that will ultimately bring temperatures down closer to where they should be at this time of year.
This January thaw has been nice, and for the most part (a couple cooler snaps mixed in too) will be sticking around into the first day or two of February, but all the signs are pointing to an abrupt return to the deep freeze starting around February 5th or 6th. Once that big eastern trough in the jet stream redevelops, it could stay for quite awhile. Shades of early January? It's too soon to tell on that, but it does appear fairly certain that this warm/mild pattern will be on it...
A strong cold front will be moving through central Virginia on Tuesday morning. Showers are likely with the potential for some thunderstorms as well. While widespread severe weather is not anticipated, there will be strong enough dynamics in the atmosphere such that a few of these storms could turn severe with damaging wind gusts being the main threat. Even an isolated tornado can't be totally ruled out.
Wow! The temperature changes in the forecast are pretty amazing. Warm temperatures will be peaking Friday, with record and near record levels hit, followed by an abrupt return to very cold weather beginning Saturday night and Sunday.
Another surge of cold, arctic air is expected to arrive in central Virginia during the New Year's Holiday Weekend. In fact, we are expecting temperatures to remain below freezing throughout the day on New Year's Eve and by the time you head outside Sunday evening to celebrate the arrival of 2018, it's going to be frigid.