Archive for September 14, 2008

HEAT AND HUMIDITY TO STICK AROUND THROUGH MONDAY… THEN, A COLD FRONT BRINGS A DRASTIC CHANGE IN CONDITIONS… A TRICKY FORECAST FOLLOWS THE FRONTAL PASSAGE

The forecast through Monday is rather simple… Hot and humid during the day and warm and muggy at night. A cold front should move through the Hampton Roads area Monday night which will bring huge changes to our weather. Our winds will switch to the north and then the northeast and that will put an end to the tropical like conditions. The forecast then gets quite difficult as a wave of low pressure is expected to move along the stalled frontal boundary to our south. This should cause some overrunning of moisture but the question is how far north will this moisture get? Will it get north of the VA/NC border? Right now, forecasters are not sure but have included the chance of showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, the remnants of Ike are moving towards the Chicago area, which by the way has seen 7 inches of rain on Saturday. These remnants will never affect our region directly as the high nearby will steer the moisture from Ike well north and west of our region.¬† The tropics are quiet for now but we are still not out of the woods yet. The peak of¬†hurricane season is September 10th so the Atlantic may still have some more activity before it’s all over.

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