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Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking showers and warm temps as we approach Christmas

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 18:05:00-05

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Tracking showers and warm temps as we approach Christmas….As we move through the next few days, have your rain gear handy. While we’re not expecting a washout as we move through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a few scattered showers will be possible. We’re tracking a string of fronts to move toward the area, giving way to unsettled weather, with plenty of clouds and a chance of rain. High temperatures will be pushing records on Thursday. In fact, we’re forecasting a high near 80 degrees. The current record in Norfolk is 75 degrees set in 1891. By Christmas Day, it will still be fairly warm, with highs in the mid 70s. On Saturday, expect mostly cloudy skies. A stray shower is possible. Highs will be in the mid 60s. We’ll be in lower 70s by Sunday. More rain is expected next week.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Rain (50-60%). Overnight low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: S 10-15 mph.

Christmas Eve: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30-40%), Windy. High temperatures in the upper 70s. Winds: S/SW 10-20 mph.

Christmas Day: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30-40%). High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1994 Flash Flooding: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk

1998 Winter Weather: Heavy Snow interior, record ice storm coastline

Dominic Brown

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