Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Windy and wet, then some snow

Posted at 12:25 PM, Feb 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-07 12:25:47-05

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s Storm Team Forecast

A windy and wet Super Bowl Sunday on the way.

A strengthening storm off the coast will bring us powerful, gusty winds, especially for the Outer Banks and the coastal areas of Hampton Roads. That will cause some minor beach erosion and nuisance flooding at times of high tide on Monday.

The best chance for rain on Sunday will be in our southern and eastern communities, especially along the Outer Banks. But some rain will make it into Hampton Roads. Some sleet or snow may mix with the rain from time to time, especially in the evening hours.

Rain will end overnight and the skies should clear for much of Monday. Even the winds will diminish after a blustery start to the day.

But another area of low pressure will develop to the west and swing through the region late Monday and into Tuesday. This will bring us a chance for off-and-on rain and snow showers through Tuesday evening.

The best chance for any accumulation will be in our northern and western communities, including Williamsburg, Franklin and Gloucester County. Even there, we’re expecting a half inch or less, mainly on cars and grass.

Behind that system, the skies will clear and temperatures will drop. It’ll be a chilly send half to the work week for us, despite lots of sunshine.

Sunday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1936 Winter Storm: 12.6″ Richmond
1997 Winter Storm: 2-3″ snow East Central Virginia, 4-5″ snow Central Virginia

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey