AFTER A CLOUDY START, THE WEEKEND SHOULD TURN OUT TO BE A NICE ONE WITH PLEASANT TEMPERATURES… RAIN CHANCES GO UP AGAIN MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
The cold front that brought just a few very isolated showers and storms on Friday is now moving south and east of the region. On Thursday, early morning showers brought approximately a quarter of an inch of rain to my Virginia Beach neighborhood.
Behind this front, a northeasterly wind will bring us cooler temperatures and tolerable humidity levels this weekend. High pressure to our north will slowly move off the east coast over the next few days. All in all, it should be a very pleasant weekend after the cloudy start. Forecasters had called for showers and thunderstorms yesterday (Friday), but they did not materialize for the most part. Only some isolated locations saw any rain.
Rain was a big problem for parts of West Virginia as over 10 inches of rain caused record flooding. As of the last report, 23 people died in this flooding and there was some very severe damage to many structures.
In parts of California, strong and very dry winds are causing ideal conditions for wild fires, which have already caused damage and fatalities. Unfortunately, California has now entered their dry season, which will last through the early autumn.
Back to our weather, a cold front should bring us showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, but the timing is a bit uncertain at this time.
The tropical Atlantic is quiet for now.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!