The Saturday after Thanksgiving is a cold one in Hampton Roads.
While the National Weather Service in Wakefield predicts a high of 50 degrees and a low of 40 for the day in Hampton Roads, early morning temperatures are a different matter.
“We’re starting off cold this morning” with temperatures in the mid-20s, said Iisha Scott, a new meteorologist at WVEC-TV 13. “If you’re about to head out, it is chilly. You’ll need the coat, gloves and hat. We’re starting off clear but will see some clouds roll in.”
The forecast is the same for New Kent, but the weather service says Saturday's low will be 35 degrees.
Patrick Rockey, chief meteorologist at WTKR NewsChannel 3 said, “What you see -- or feel-- is not what you get. It’ll be a frigid start to your weekend. Most of us will wake up to temperatures in the upper 20s under partly cloudy skies. But a breeze from the south should help warm us into the lower 50s in the afternoon.”
By Sunday, look for warmer regional temperatures, the meteorologists said.
“We’ll climb into the mid-60s for Sunday with tons of sunshine and very little chance for rain,” Rockey said.
Scott joins WVEC from WECT-TV 6 in Wilmington, N.C. Hampton Roads is home for her, according to her bio at WVEC.com. She hails from Norfolk and holds degrees in mass communications and meteorology from Norfolk State University and Mississippi State University. Scott replaces weekend meteorologist Julie Wilcox.