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Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more warm weather for Christmas Day

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 17:44:04-05

***FLOOD WARNING is in effect for the Nottoway River in Sussex County. Minor flooding is expected tonight and Friday as the river is expected to crest a little more than 16’ into Friday morning.***

Tracking summer-like weather for the Christmas holiday….It’s feeling a lot more like summertime instead of Christmas. After shattering a record high temperature Thursday, we’re expecting more warm weather across the area. It’s due in part to a moist, southerly flow, which will boost our morning temperatures into the mid 60s Christmas morning. High temperatures will climb into the mid and upper 70s by afternoon. In fact, we could break another record high. The current record is 75 degrees in Norfolk, set back in 1964. Stay tuned. Expect more clouds than sun and a chance of scattered showers on Christmas Day but no washout is in the forecast. Just keep your rain gear handy. On Saturday and Sunday, we’re not expecting as much rain. Highs will be in the 70s. Then, next week, we’ll be tracking more rain as we approach New Year’s Eve. Merry Christmas!

Thursday Night: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers Possible (20-30%). Low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: S 10-15 mph.

Christmas Day: More Clouds Than Sun. Scattered Showers (30-40%). High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly Sunny. Isolated Shower (20%). High temperatures in the lower 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Thursday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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

Dominic Brown

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