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Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking several rain chances this week, along with much cooler air

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 21:27:25-05

***FLOOD WARNING is in effect for the Nottoway River in Southampton and Sussex Counties. Minor flooding is occurring.  In particular, the Nottoway River at Sebrell was at 16.9′ Sunday night. The river will continue rising to 17.6′ by Monday evening.  The river is expected to fall below flood stage late Wednesday night.***

Tracking several rain chances and much cooler temps….Have your umbrella handy this week! We’re tracking several days of on and off rain. On Monday, a cold front will drop through the area, giving way to mostly cloudy skies and a chance of rain. The front will also bring breezy winds from the north, which will usher in chilly weather. We’ll likely see our high temperatures early Monday morning. Then, the temperatures will fall through the day, into the lower 50s by afternoon. By Tuesday, another front approaches the area, giving way to scattered showers. Still, we’ll warm up into the mid 70s Tuesday. The front will move just offshore Tuesday evening, allowing for an area of low pressure to ride along it. That setup will bring more rain our way Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid 60s Wednesday. A few showers are possible Thursday before drier weather moves in for Friday into the weekend. In fact, by next weekend, there will be a big shift in our weather pattern as the jet stream moves farther to the south and delivers much colder weather into the New Year! We’re expecting highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s next Saturday and Sunday!

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Shower Late (20%). Cool. Overnight temperatures in the low and mid 60s. Winds: W 5-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers (30%). Chilly and Breezy. High temperatures in the upper 50s. Temps will fall by afternoon.  Winds: NE 15-25 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (50%). Warmer. High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: S 15-20 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1892 Winter Storm: 18.6″ snow in Norfolk (3 Day Total)

Dominic Brown

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