Here was my final check yesterday - essentially sunny and low 60's everywhere around I plan on going, but mid-40's and showers where I will be.
What in the world is up with that? Not that 45, overcast, and showery would make for a horrible February hike, but who wouldn't prefer sunny and low 60's? It was like I had picked the one area of southeast Virginia where for some inexplicable reason, it was going to be 20 degrees colder than everywhere else. And every day that I checked, the readings were consistent. If anything, the forecast was actually warming up in the surrounding areas compared to the start of the week.
Then yesterday, I figured it out - I was checking Chesapeake, West Virginia - not Chesapeake, Virginia - on weather.com. What a difference a few hundred miles makes! Well, regardless of the weather, I hope to have a great hike today to a place I have never hiked in before.