LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS AND INTENSIFIES OFFSHORE… WINDS INCREASE LATE SATURDAY… SUNDAY LOOKS TO BE DRIER

The cold front that moved through the Mid-Atlantic States early Friday morning stalled to our south and east. Meanwhile, a weak area of low pressure or a frontal wave developed along the front producing rain across the Hampton Roads region. So far, I picked up a little under an inch of rain. As upper-level energy moves into the region, the low is expected to intensify off the coast on Saturday. This will increase our winds from the north and enhance the rainfall rates in some locations, most likely to our south and east. How much additional rain we receipve is questionable, but odds are that most of the significant rain will be to our south and east. Southeast VA and NE NC have the best chances of rain. Rain chances diminish Saturday night and Sunday should be drier, but the winds will still be quite strong out of the north. It’s hard to believe that on Thursday, we hit a record high of 87 degrees. I’ll post on Sunday on the forecast for the upcoming week.

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