RAIN IS LIKELY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY… THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATER MONDAY

Overall, the weather this weekend should be decent, although a shower cannot be ruled out. Saturday is expected to be the warmer of the two days. An easterly flow off the ocean will bring cooler air into the region on Sunday. The next significant weather event is expected to arrive Sunday night as a warm front is expected to bring rain/showers into the Hampton Roads region. The wet weather should last into Monday morning. On Monday, the rain will depart, but with increasing sunshine, atmospheric instability is expected to increase possibly resulting in thunderstorm development. A severe thunderstorm is possible Monday afternoon or evening in parts of the area so make sure you monitor the local media and the National Weather Service Monday afternoon. Then, a cold front should push the moisture offshore bringing some nice weather as we head towards the middle of next week. You’ve probably heard about the stormy weather out west the past few days. There was heavy snow in parts of the Rocky Mountain states, flooding in Texas and other parts of the Gulf States, and there was severe weather in parts of the Southern Plains states. An upper-level low pressure area has been responsible for the bad weather out there. Back home, we have no weather issues until later Sunday. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for reading!

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HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY… THERE’S A CHANCE OF MORE RAIN LATER IN THE WEEK

The high pressure area that brought us a fabulous weekend is now moving offshore. Monday will be another nice day with slightly above normal temperatures. A cold front is expected to move through the region Tuesday morning, and an area of low pressure will ride along the front. This set-up is expected to bring us periods of rain on Tuesday and Tuesday night. Some of the rain could be heavy at times and there could be some rumbles of thunder. We should see conditions improve on Wednesday. The dry weather isn’t expected to last that long. Rain chances will go up again later in the week as another weather system affects the region. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WILL BE PLEASANT WITH NEAR SEASONAL TEMPERATURES… RAIN CHANCES GO UP ON TUESDAY BUT IT APPEARS THAT THE LATE WEEK PERIOD MAY BE RATHER WET

For the most part, Hampton Roads was missed by the severe weather that moved through parts of the Mid-Atlantic States on Friday. It’s very difficult for meteorologists to accurately predict what areas will see severe weather on days like yesterday. Sometimes, it’s just hit or miss but many times, a line of thunderstorms will develop affecting most regions. Most of the ingredients were in place throughout the region for severe weather but if one element is missing in a certain area, severe weather will not happen. Occasionally, the atmosphere is capped meaning that warmer air exists at high levels which limits instability and lift in one particular area. Sometimes, the upper-level energy passes to our north. Anyway, just a little over a tenth of an inch of rain fell in my backyard last night as a shower moved through. I picked up similar amounts of rain both Wednesday and Thursday. The cold front that was responsible for the wet weather yesterday has moved offshore, but it is slowing down due to a W-SW flow aloft. That’s causing clouds to linger but they should move out later today. A northerly flow will bring a much cooler day today than what we experienced yesterday. Winds will also be lighter today. Sunday looks like it will be very nice. Monday will be another nice day with slightly warmer temperatures expected. Winds will be swinging around to the south and moisture will be increasing later Monday into Tuesday. We may see a few showers on Tuesday. A more significant rain event is possible later in the week as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico flows into the region… You’ve probably heard about the severe weather in the Mid-West, especially the deadly tornado in Illinois. Tornado season is well underway in the United States and it peaks in May. (Please read my Weather Fact entitled “Why the United States Ranks Number One in Tornado Frequency in the World”). That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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EASTER SUNDAY WILL FEATURE SUNSHINE AND SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO OUR REGION… AFTER A DECENT MONDAY, THE WEEK AHEAD IS SHAPING UP TO BE ON THE UNSETTLED SIDE WITH OCCASIONAL CHANCES OF SHOWERS

High pressure moving into the Mid-Atlantic states will bring us fantastic weather for Easter Sunday. The high pressure area will slowly move offshore over the next few days, and at the same time, there will be unsettled weather developing to our west. Moisture is expected to slowly increase as we head into Tuesday and Wednesday, but there is plenty of uncertainty as to the timing of any shower activity that occurs. A southerly flow will keep us on the mild side. A backdoor cold front is expected to bring a northeasterly flow later in the week bringing in cooler air into the region. At this point, it doesn’t seem that any day will be a total washout, but I think we will see several chances of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. That’s it for now. Enjoy your holiday and thank you for reading!

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AFTER A WARM AND BREEZY TUESDAY, COOLER WEATHER MOVES BACK INTO HAMPTON ROADS… THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE IN TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE AS ANOTHER WARM UP IS ON ITS WAY… A COLD FRONT MAY BRING US SHOWERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY FOLLOWED BY COOLER TEMPERATURES

A low pressure system slid by to our north on Tuesday bringing an early spring snowfall to portions of the Northeast. We here in Hampton Roads had a beautiful day (if you didn’t mind the gusty winds) with high temperatures in the low 70′s. A cold front associated with that low pressure system moved through overnight and we will see much cooler weather today. The cool down will be short-lived as our winds will swing around to the south again bringing up warmer air on Thursday. On Friday, it should even be warmer out ahead of a cold front that will be moving through the region late Friday night or early Saturday morning. The front will most likely be accompanied with some showers and possibly even a thunderstorm in some spots. The showers may linger into Saturday morning, but as of now, the timing, coverage, and intensity of the precipitation Friday night is not certain. Temperatures should return to more seasonal levels behind the cold front over the weekend. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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