This Afternoon: Mostly Cloudy, Breezy, & Cool
Highs: 48-54 | Wind: NW 10-15 mph
Tonight: Partly Cloudy & Chilly
Lows: 34-42 | Wind: NW 5-10 mph
Sunday: Mostly Sunny & Unseasonably Cool
Highs: 50-54 | Wind: NW 5 mph
It is quite cool this Saturday with temperatures in the 40s under mostly cloudy skies. But unlike the predominantly gray days of this past week, some peeks of sunshine will be a feature both today and tomorrow. There will be minimal warmth from that sunshine however, as high temperatures both today and tomorrow will hover near 50, well below the seasonal norm of 63. This pattern of unseasonably cool readings, including nighttime lows in the 30s, is expected to continue through the coming week.
As an upper level pattern swirls over the northeast and warmer air stays well to our south, look for a mix of clouds and sun for the weekend with occasional sprinkles or even flurries, especially in the higher elevations to the west and in central Virginia. An eye is being kept on a low pressure system in the Mississippi Valley that is moving toward the Atlantic. The possibility exists that a coastal storm could develop late on Tuesday night and impact our area at midweek. A cold rain and windy conditions could occur should the storm materialize.
Enjoy this longest weekend of the year! Remember to get your extra hour by changing the clocks before going to bed tonight. Turn your clocks BACK one hour as we return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. on Sunday. The sun will then rise tomorrow at 6:39 a.m. and set at 5:04 p.m.