High pressure will build in the area through Friday. Area of low pressure will develop near the Texas Panhandle on Friday and move to a position off the North and South Carolina coast by Sunday morning. This low will rapidly deepen and rapidly move to the northeast on Monday. This low will bring rain and snow to the area beginning on Christmas Day and will likely change over to all snow by Saturday night into Sunday with possible significant accumulations likely.
.Forecast for the Hampton Roads Area…
This Afternoon: Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
Tonight: Clear. Breezy with lows in the upper 20s. North winds around 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny. Highs around 40. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds around 10 mph.
Christmas Day: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Little or no accumulation. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40%.
Saturday Night: Cloudy with a 60% chance of rain and snow changing to snow after midnight. Some accumulation possible. Lows in the mid 20s.
Sunday: Cloudy with a 70% chance of snow. Significiant accumulations possible. Highs in the mid 30s…temperatures dropping to the upper 20s in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow. Light accumulations possible. Lows in the mid 20s.
Monday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.
Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 30s.
.Climate Summary for Norfolk for Wednesday December 22…
Yesterday’s high 43
Yesterday’s low 34
Average temperature 39
Average high 51
Average low 35
Record high for Thursday is 77 set in 1990
Record low for Thursday is 16 set in 1960
No rain fell yesterday…bringing the monthly total to 1.59 inches. Total precipitation for the year is 49.68 inches.
Sunrise on Thursday 7:15 am
Sunset on Thursday 4:53 pm
“R” on high/low temperatures or daily precipitation mean that a record was set or tied for that date.