Thursday, September 28, 2023

Enjoy the snow while you can. Sunshine and warm weather is back this weekend

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Make sure to enjoy what little snowfall we did get Thursday and Friday morning as the National Weather Service in Wakefield is forecasting a beautiful weekend ahead.

“This weekend is going to actually be good weather across the area,” said Cody Poche, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

The weather service issued a winter storm warning for Hampton Roads and the Peninsula Thursday morning with predictions of mixed rain and snow and accumulations of 1 to 4 inches on the Peninsula by Friday morning.

Turns out their predictions were generally accurate said National Weather Service meteorologist Wayne Albright.

As of Friday morning, weather service reports showed accumulations up to 5 inches in Southampton County and less than an inch in Norfolk.

Also according to the report, James City County and York County both had snowfall measuring more than 3 inches and there was a little less but close to 3 inches in Williamsburg. But it won’t stick around for very long.

Poche said Saturday will start out colder with lows in the 20s but temperatures will continue to rise to the low 50s by the afternoon.

The forecast is also showing clear skies and sunshine continuing through to Sunday with temperatures in the upper 50s by that afternoon and even into the 60s by Monday.

Although Poche also said Monday will be the next time we’re likely to see rain again “around a 70 percent chance.”

“It’s going to be a good weather weekend — nice and sunny,” he added.

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