First Warning Forecast: All eyes are on the potential for some snow this week

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 15:34:06-05

All eyes are on the potential for some snow this week….Our attention will turn from the soggy, rainy weather to the potential for snow, not just once but twice for some areas.

As we move through our Tuesday night, expect mostly cloudy skies and damp conditions.  We’ll likely see areas of dense fog, along with some mist and drizzle here and there, at least early. Low temperatures will be in the mid 50s.

Wednesday will likely be the best day of the week. We’ll see partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 60s.  A strong cold front moves in from the northwest, delivering an arctic blast of cold weather our way. In fact, by Thursday, high temperatures won’t get out of the low 40s for many of us.  And by Friday, we’ll see highs in the upper 30s!

We’ve got to pay close attention to the forecast into Friday morning. With cold air in place, and an area of low pressure riding along our coast, we will have the potential for a rain/snow mix. This would most likely be a morning and early afternoon event for us. Not everyone will see snow! Please keep that in mind. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies.

By the weekend, the cold air isn’t going anywhere.  We’ll see highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s, which will create another opportunity for snow as a second area of low pressure rides along or near our coast, mainly on Saturday.  If low pressure rides along the coast and moves slightly inland, we will have the potential for more measurable snow for parts of the viewing area.  If the low travels near the coast, we could see more of a rain and snow mix.  If it travels farther to the east and out over the ocean, the snow potential would be less.  A lot can still happen between now and this weekend. Stay tuned.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Areas of Fog. Mist and Drizzle Possible Early (20%). Lows in the mid 50s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy and Mild. Highs in the low to mid 60s. Winds: W/NW 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Partly Sunny. Much Colder. Highs in the low 40s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2002 Winter Storm: 7.7″ snow Richmond, 6.6″ snow Norfolk, 3.0″ snow Salisbury

Dominic Brown
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