THE WEEKEND WILL BE DRY AND THERE WILL BE A SLOW WARMING TREND THAT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY… A COLD FRONT APPROACHES ON TUESDAY
The large storm system that brought rain to the region earlier this week is now slowly weakening near Nova Scotia and will slowly move away. A blocking pattern over the North Atlantic is causing weather systems to move very slowly. Our weekend should be dry with high temperatures in the lower 50’s. Note that the average high temperature for this time of year is 53 degrees… That intense low pressure system that brought flooding, heavy snow to the higher elevations, high winds, landslides and even a rare tornado to the West Coast of the U.S. has weakened and moved inland. The tornado occurred near Los Angeles, which is quite incredible. It wasn’t a very strong tornado, but it did do some damage. The rainfall over the past few weeks has put a huge dent in the long term drought in California, but they are not out of the woods just yet. We’ll see how much more precipitation they get this season. Keep in mind that California sees most of their precipitation during the late fall through early spring… Now, back to our weather here in Hampton Roads… We didn’t see that much rainfall from the system that developed off the East Coast earlier this week. I only picked up about two tenths of an inch on Tuesday. That storm brought heavy snow, high winds, and tidal flooding to parts of the Northeastern States. For the next few days, we should see a very slow warming trend until a cold front moves through most likely on Tuesday. At this time, forecasters are not expecting that much rain with that frontal passage. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!