Tuesday’s VIPIR Forecast: Extreme cold

Posted at 6:07 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 06:24:46-05

Extreme cold and wind… Temperatures will start in the upper teens and low 20s this morning. With NW winds at 10 to 20 mph, wind chills will fall into the low teens and single digits. Highs will only reach to near 30 this afternoon with wind chills near 20. We will see plenty of sunshine again today. Temperatures will slip into the teens again Wednesday morning but it will not be as windy. Clouds will build in Wednesday afternoon with a chance for a few snow showers or flurries Wednesday night. No snow accumulation is expected.

We are keeping an eye on another chance for snow for Friday and Saturday. An area of low pressure will track across the Southeast and up the Mid-Atlantic, bringing rain into the region. At the same time cold air will be pushing SE from the Great Lakes. The biggest question for us will be, how far south and east will the cold air go. As of now, we will see mostly rain for Friday and Saturday but with some snow mixing in, especially for areas closer to I-95. Right now the “bulls eye” for snow will be to our northwest. Expect this forecast to be adjusted and fine-tuned as we go through the week.

Today: Mostly Sunny, Cold & Windy. Highs near 30. Winds: NW 10-20

Tonight: Mainly Clear, Cold & Windy. Lows in the upper teens. Winds: NW 10-15

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated PM Snow Showers(20%). Highs in the upper 30s. Winds: NW/W 5-10

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

January 19th

1857 Winter Weather: Severe Snowstorm, Heavy Snowfall interior VA, Richmond cut off from DC

1996 F0 Tornado: Richmond Co

2008 Light Snow 1-2 inches Southeast VA mainly Prince George se to Lower Chesapeake and Tidewater.

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