ALTHOUGH IT WON’T BE THE BEST WEEKEND FOR THE BEACH HERE IN VIRGINIA BEACH, I THINK MOST OF US WILL ENJOY THE MILD TEMPERATURES AND MODERATE HUMIDITY LEVELS THIS WEEKEND… SINCE IT IS THE MIDDLE OF JULY, YOU KNOW THAT HEAT AND HUMIDITY CANNOT STAY AWAY TOO LONG
A relatively cool northeasterly wind, a slight chance of showers, and an increased risk of rip currents is going to make for a less than perfect weekend for folks going to the beach today here in Virginia Beach. However, most folks here in Hampton Roads will probably agree that a break in the heat and humidity is a good thing, especially at this time of year. High pressure over New England is producing a light northeasterly wind off the ocean. A frontal boundary to our southeast and a weakening trough to our west will combine to bring a chance of a shower today and possibly tomorrow. Weather forecasters aren’t predicting a prolonged rain event and it doesn’t appear that any of the rainfall will be heavy. Also, the areal coverage should be minimal. However, a shower can occur at any time today. The Outer Banks will see the highest chance of rain today… The weather pattern this coming week is expected to be dominated by a Bermuda High, which means that heat and humidity will be building again along with a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm, especially in the afternoon and evenings. The tropical Atlantic remains quiet.