Blog: The rain is moving away tonight; Windy and cool day of Martin Luther King Jr.

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The dynamic winter system continues to wind up I-95, soaking Hampton Roads in cold, windy rain. After the brief window of heavy rain and strong winds this evening, conditions are improving significantly overnight.

For a few hours tonight, look for occasional heavy rain, a few thunderstorms, and wind gusts over 40 mph (especially along the coast). Minor tidal flooding is possible as this weather window coincides with evening high tide – but the flooding is not expected to be as dramatic as our previous wind and rain episode a few weeks ago.

Towards the end of the night, the rain recedes and the wind shifts from the west-southwest behind the system. A stray shower or gust should suffice as it stays windy overnight, lows drop into the upper 30s. No ice or frost conditions are expected.

Windy until Monday morning.

Monday morning rolls around and the offshore breeze helps clean things up, sometimes gusting over 25mph. It will remain chilly for the holidays with highs in the 40s. Generally expect a mix of sun and cloud.

Skies are clearing Monday evening and it’s cold, with lows falling into the high 20s and upper 30s. Look for plenty of sunshine through Tuesday though, with highs in the 40s. We will be looking for another chance for precipitation to arrive at the weekend, the second half of the week should remain choppy. Also, really cold!

Meteorologist Steve Fundaro

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