***Winter Storm Warning Sunday 2PM to Monday 2PM for Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, and Pendleton Counties. Rain Sunday, mixing with snow in the evening, turning to all snow after sunset, lasting through Monday afternoon. Expect 4-10" + accumulation.***
***Winter Storm Watch Sunday 5PM to Monday 2PM for Shenandoah, Page, Grant, and Hardy Counties. Expect 1-5"+ of accumulation.***
An Inconvenient Weather Day has been declared for Monday. A moist system moving up the coast will bump into some cold air producing the chance of measurable snow for Monday morning. At this point it looks like more than a few inches are certainly possible.
Expect another breezy day with gusts up to 30 mph Saturday afternoon. Plenty of sunshine for the first day of the weekend with temperatures around 60. A cold front is approaching the region and will be the weather changer Saturday night.
As winds shift to the northeast Sunday expect cooler temperatures with highs only in the mid to upper 40s and mostly cloudy skies. We are closely monitoring a potent upper level system to the south that looks to bring moisture to the Valley late Sunday afternoon into Monday.
Right now this looks to begin as rain on Sunday by late afternoon, then change to a rain/snow mix Sunday evening before turning to all snow overnight. Snow will last through Monday afternoon. This will impact the Monday morning and afternoon commutes. We're keeping a close eye on this system.
On a side note: Spring arrives next Thursday!
Yesterday's High: 59
Yesterday's Low: 27
Today's Normal High: 52
Today's Normal Low: 29
Record High Temp/Year: 78/2012
Record Low Temp/Year: 1/1993
Sunrise This Morning: 7:27 a.m.
Sunset Tonight: 7:23 p.m.
Yesterday's Precipitation: 0.00"
Month to Date Precipitation/Month's Average: 1.26"/2.92"
Year to Date Precipitation/YTD Average: 5.51"/5.97"
- Most people will tell you to wait until after the last frost date, which is typically the middle of May for the Valley; however there are some vegetables that you can plant a little earlier.