Winter makes a quick stop in Hampton Roads

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 8:15 PM

NORFOLK-Cold winter weather is descending on many parts of the country, including Hampton Roads.  While some areas are getting snow, we're expecting rain showers and just a few flakes in the mix today.

"Cold air aloft will provide the opportunity for some areas of mixed precipitation from late afternoon into the early evening. The ground is still relatively warm, so anything that falls should melt quickly," says 13News Now Meteorologist Craig Moeller.

Afternoon temperatures will fall through the lower 40s and into the upper 30s this evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow in the Baltimore/Washington DC area until 7:00 p.m.

This flirtation with winter won't last long as temperatures for Hampton Roads will be into the 50s and 60s later in the week.

You can check the forecast 24/7 at the WVEC.com Weather Center.

An overnight shelter for homeless adults in Virginia Beach is available through the city’s Winter Shelter Program. The program provides homeless individuals with a place to sleep each night between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. at various faith organizations throughout Virginia Beach.

For more information about the Winter Shelter Program or to donate, please contact Debbie Maloney with VOA at (757) 437-4911, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; or during the weekend from 7 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 8 p.m.

Families with children experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk should call Connection Point at 227-5932 to access the city’s homeless prevention and services system.

The change for some snow, no matter how slight, has people talking on the WVEC13 Facebook page.

Kristina Byers wrote, "Bring on the snow,I love it!"

Meika Divaforlyfe Davisa agreed. "Love winter and snow! I would rather be cold than hot any day!"

But others like the warmer weather.

Margaret McSweeney Floyd said, "Summer for me!"

Brian Ezell agreed. "Hate snow and the cold. Warm and hot weather fan to the hilt."

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