Forecast threatens rain-snow mix this week; sunny, colder Tuesday

Andrea Castillo
Chance for wintry weather later this week following warm Monday.

The sunshine is back Tuesday, but it's going to be much colder.

The National Weather Service forecast shows a high temperature of 36 degrees and a low of 29.

The sunny weather will continue Wednesday with highs back up near 50 degrees and a chance for showers Wednesday night.


Looking ahead

After temperatures reached the 60s in some parts of the region Monday, the end of the week brings a chance for a rain and snow mix and colder temperatures.

A system coming from the Gulf Coast, as well as a stronger storm front moving in from the northwest, brings the potential for wintry precipitation Thursday, said Andrew Zimmerman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

Officials predicted a 40 percent chance of rain Thursday morning, and a 20 percent chance for a rain/snow mix later in the afternoon.

"At this point it doesn't look like we're seeing accumulation, though," Zimmerman said.

Whatever comes Thursday is expected to be bookended by sunny days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

A line of showers and wind passed through Hampton Roads early Monday afternoon, leading to power outages and fallen trees in some areas. Before the rain, several places in the region recorded temperatures in the 60s, including a noon high of 64 degrees at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport, Zimmerman said.

"It's pretty mild," he said.

Reporter Sarah J. Pawlowski contributed. Castillo can be reached by phone at 757-247-4635.

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