Weather station located at Walter Johnson Middle School.
Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 5:58PM
The center of Tropical Storm Ophelia is weakening as it moves slowly north through Eastern Virginia tonight. It will turn toward Delaware Sunday afternoon. We are in a cooler brisk NW flow warping around the storm system. In the storms wake, Sunday will be warmer and pleasant. Monday will be even warmer. After Monday, an upper=level low in the Ohio Valley and Eastern Great Lakes plus high pressure in Eastern Canada pushing a cool, damp wedge down the east side of the Appalachians. Tuesday through Thursday will be rather cool, damp, and gray.
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Hi: 77 Lo: 57
Partly cloudy; NNW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 80 Lo: 58
Partly sunny; Warmer; NW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 81 Lo: 60
Partly sunny with pleasantly warm temperatures; Light north wind becoming south
Hi: 69 Lo: 59
Overcast; Some fog; Areas of light rain; Cooler
Hi: 66 Lo: 58
Overcast with fog; Occasional rain; Even cooler
Thursday - Mostly cloudy with AM fog possible; Some leftover light rain; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 50s
Friday - Mostly to partly cloudy; Continued cool; Cannot rule out a stray shower; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s
The center of Ophelia is now in Eastern Virginia, weakening to a tropical depression. It continues to move slowly north and then will turn NE Sunday. A few showers passed through the Northern Foothills Saturday morning. Clouds decrease over a breezy Saturday evening.
Drier, warmer weather gets a 48 hour hold on our weather Sunday and Monday. Clouds increase late Monday.
You'll need your low beam headlights after Monday... An upper-level low stalls in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes Tuesday through Thursday. High pressure centered in Eastern Canada will push a wedge of cool air down the east side of the Appalachians. It's a classic "wedge" set up with the Blue Ridge region (east) cooler/cloudier/foggier/wetter than the west side of the Appalachians.
The wedge begins to break down late Thursday, and some sun may return Friday with moderating temperatures.
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