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Current Conditions

  • 66°
  • Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 64°
  • Pressure: 29.97 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Overcast
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Overcast
  • Tuesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 51 °
  • Rain

Forecast for Portsmouth, Virginia

Updated: 11:19 PM EDT on May 1, 2016

  • Tonight

    Cloudy. A slight chance of showers this evening...then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. A chance of showers early in the morning...then a slight chance of showers in the late morning and early afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Cloudy with showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds around 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Saturday

    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: West Cradock, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 1:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Western Branch North, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: J & L's Dock on Goose Creek, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.2 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: River Bend, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: River Bend, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 31.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Loxley Gardens, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Westwood, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: South at 1.2 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Townehouses of Radcliffe, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: East at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Greenefield Farms, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Taylorwood Estates, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Swan Lake, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.6 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Park View, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 12:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.1 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Ebony Heights, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 12:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SSE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Western Branch North, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deep Creek Canal Intra-Coastal Waterway, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:43 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Deep Creek South, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ships Landing, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 1:01 AM EDT

Temperature: 69 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Historic Ghent Square, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Crestwood, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lafayette River, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sawyers Mill, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Vineyard Place, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 1:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Mariners Pointe, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Buoy Court, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Linkside Cove, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 68 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSW at 3 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Greenwood Estates, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 1:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SW at 3 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
147 am EDT Monday may 2 2016 


Synopsis... 
a frontal boundary remains nearly stationary across the region 
overnight. A cold front will approach from the west on Monday... 
then stall over the region Monday night into Tuesday. The front 
gradually pushes off the coast Tuesday night. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am this morning/... 
latest msas showing a diffuse frontal boundary nearly stationary across 
the northestern counties near a mvf-tap-ezf line. Rest of forecast area in a warm and 
humid airmass. While the convection to the north and west is expanding S 
and east a bit...the individual cells appear to be weakening with 
loss of dytme heating...even the line dropping southeast out of West Virginia. 


Forecast challenge of the night will be to determine just how far 
S and east any convection can get. Latest high res data has backed 
off a bit on the extent and coverage of convection with most if 
not all thunderstorm activity prognosticated to remain north of i64 through 10z. Storm Prediction Center now 
has western most akq counties in a marginal risk through the overnight hours. So 
have adjusted the grids with the newest information in mind...although 
not sold on any severe threat. Could be some gusty winds/heavy downpours 
and frequent lightning. Tuff call on whether enough fog develops to 
become an issue. Maybe across the Eastern Shore on the front side of 
the boundary may see some 2-4sm visibilities but expect stratus to win out 
over fog across the rest of the forecast area. Not much drop in temperatures expeceted 
from current readings. Lows 60-65 west of the Bay...M-u50s Eastern Shore. 


&& 


Short term /6 am this morning through 6 PM Tuesday/... 
forecast area looks to see a break in the precipitation and some sunshine 
from late morning into the afternoon...as SW flow will be in place on 
Monday. The surface cold front approaching from the northwest has continued to 
trend slower...and will generally have a dry forecast until late afternoon as 
forcing will be weak despite warming temperatures and dew points rising into 
the 60s. Becoming marginally unstable by late aftn/evening...and 
then ramp probability of precipitation up to chance from 19-22z...and likely into the 
evening/overnight as the front gets closer. Highs generally 80-85 
f...though 70s near the CST and Eastern Shore. 


Upper level low pressure exiting the MS valley results in incrsg moisture into 
the mdatlc states beginning Monday evening. A significant wave of 
moisture expected to move along the front as it slows it's progression 
Monday ngt/Tue. This due to the front becoming nearly parallel to the 
SW flow aloft. Cold front remains slo to push to the CST through Tuesday 
evening. Will have a prolonged period of likely probability of precipitation Monday night into 
Tuesday afternoon. Main concern would be for locally heavy rain rather than 
wind/hail though the area is in a marginal risk for severe. Will 
include at chance thunderstorm Monday night/Tuesday morning all areas...then only across 
far southern/southeast Virginia and NE NC Tuesday afternoon. Low temperatures Monday night from the around 60f 
northwest to the m60s southeast. Hi temperatures Tuesday from the Lower-Middle 70s north/central to 
upper 70s S. Cooler with diminishing chance for precipitation Wednesday...though 
with uncertainty will maintain 20-30% probability of precipitation along with partly-mcdy 
skies. Highs in the upper 60s/lower 70s. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night through Sunday/... 
an unsettled weather pattern with slightly below normal temperatures 
are forecast for late this week through next weekend. An upper level 
low moves south out of the eastern Great Lakes and settles south 
into the Middle Atlantic States by early Friday. The upper low and the 
associated surface low lingers near the coast into next weekend. 
There will be a chance for showers most periods from Wednesday night 
through Saturday. Mainly dry weather is expected Saturday night and 
Sunday as high pressure begins to build over the area. 


High temperatures range from the upper 60s to lower 70s except ranging 
into the upper 70s across southern Virginia and NE NC on Sunday. Slightly cooler 
readings are indicated near the coast. Lows range from 50 to 55 
except for some middle to upper 40s inland rural areas Friday and 
Saturday mornings. 


&& 


Aviation /06z Monday through Friday/... 
a band of rain and embedded thunderstorms will move through kric 
until 07z...and ksby through 09z. A warm front in the vicinity of 
kric/ksby will keep IFR/LIFR conds in places through the late 
morning hours. Although VFR conds exist at kphf/korf/kecg as of 
06z...expect ceilings to lower to IFR around 09z and last through 15z 
before gradually improving. Expect all taf sites to become VFR 
this afternoon although it will take the longest (21z) at ksby. 
Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop 
across this region this afternoon/evening in advance of a cold 
front but specifics are to ill-defined at this time to include in 06z 
tafs. More widespread showers and thunderstorms will occur late Monday night 
into Tuesday as the frontal boundary passes. 


Chance of showers and low ceilings/visibilities will continue through at least 
Friday as a series of disturbances impact the area. 


&& 


Marine... 
a frontal boundary across southeast Virginia along with various 
differences in temperatures is resulting in variable winds over the 
coastal zones. The winds were trending to a southeast direction. 
Winds directions will vary overnight then become S/SW on Monday. 


A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect for the coastal waters north 
of Parramore Island beginning at midnight. Wavewatch has seas 
building in this area based on a slightly stronger wind field but 
will leave the headlines intact. 


A cold front slowly moves through the waters around Tuesday and 
Tuesday night. Winds may briefly increase behind the front. There 
are no specific projections for headlines beyond Monday. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas until 5 PM EDT this 
afternoon for anz650-652. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...lkb 
near term...lkb/mpr 
short term...alb/lkb 
long term...lsa 
aviation...jdm 
marine...lsa 






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