Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: A chilly week with snow possible

Posted at 5:24 AM, Dec 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-26 12:33:12-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A cold week ahead… Highs will only warm into the low 40s this afternoon, almost 10 degrees below normal for this time of year. We will see a nice mix of sunshine with a few clouds today. Lows will drop into the upper 20s tonight with a few clouds.

Highs will return to near 40 tomorrow with a mixture of clouds. A few isolated rain/snow showers are possible tomorrow as a cold front moves through. Highs will drop into the mid 30s for Thursday, the coldest day of the week.

We are tracking a higher potential for snow late Thursday night into Friday. An area of low pressure will form off of the Carolinas and drift along the East Coast. The exact track of the low will determine how much moisture is spread inland. More moisture equals more snow potential, less moisture equal less snow (or no snow) potential. As of now, we will likely see a rain/snow mix Friday morning with minimal snow accumulations.

Today: Clearing Skies. Highs in the low 40s. Winds: NW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Winds: W 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Isolated Rain/Snow Showers (20%). Highs near 40. Winds: N 5-15

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

December 26th

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

2004 Winter Storm: 6-14″ Southeast Virginia, 6-11″ Northeast North Carolina

2007 Heavy Rain across Central VA. 3-4″ Powhatan, Amelia

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