Archive for September 19, 2008

BREEZY CONDITIONS CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND… MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDES… COULD THERE BE A MAJOR NOR’EASTER NEXT WEEK?

High pressure to our north combined with a trough of low pressure offshore will cause breezy to windy conditions to last through the first part of the weekend. Coastal areas will be most affected with mostly cloudy skies and a sprinkle or shower is possible. The sun may peak out at times along the coast but clouds should dominate on Saturday. Wave heights and tides will increase, also. Right now, forecasters think that the low will stay far enough offshore so that most of the rain will stay away from Hampton Roads. The high will be very slow to move away so we expect the same conditions into early next week but most likely the winds should ease a bit. Due to the northeasterly winds, temperatures will be very nice. Note that another high pressure will be moving into the same area off the New England Coast by the middle of next week. This combined with a stronger low pressure area may affect parts of the east coast late next week but we have plenty of time to fine tune the forecast. Some of the computer models have been hinting of a nor’easter type storm affecting the East Coast with rain and wind. One thing is fairly certain… our winds are going to be out of the north and northeast for much of the next several days. That means that there won’t be any really warm weather to speak of. I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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