Archive for November, 2008

NO MAJOR WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL AFFECT THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES THIS WEEK

Forecasters don’t see much in the way of problems for the next few days. Temperatures will be become milder on Thursday only to drop on Friday. Cold weather will continue through the weekend. A storm system should stay offshore over the weekend but a slight change in the track could bring some precipitation to the region. Other than that, only a passing shower or two is expected with any of the frontal passages. Very cold air is building in NW Canada so we’ll have to watch to see if this air will be drawn southeastward.

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CLOUDS DOMINATE THIS WEEKEND… SOME RAIN IS LIKELY ON SUNDAY… WE DRY OUT ON MONDAY

A stalled frontal boundary to our south combined with waves of low pressure moving along it will make for a cloudy weekend for the most part. Some peaks of sun are possible. On Saturday, the rain should stay south of us as the first in a series of waves of low pressure moves offshore. Another low pressure area will track further north and should bring us rain on Sunday. How much rain is questionable. Models indicate that most of the heavier rain will fall south of Hampton Roads. However, just a slight shift to the north, and we could receive a period of steadier rain on Sunday. The winds will be off the Atlantic so it will feel quite cool and increasingly damp. On Monday, we dry out. Note that models are hinting at a coastal storm for next weekend. I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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MILD AIR MOVES IN SO SHOPPERS WON’T HAVE ANY WEATHER RELATED PROBLEMS TO CONTEND WITH… RAIN SEEMS LIKELY ON SUNDAY

A mild flow of air will make for a real nice Friday as the holiday shopping season officially begins. Meanwhile a frontal system with its associated rain will be slowly advancing from the southwest. Rain chances increase as we head into Saturday night and rain seems quite likely on Sunday. Colder weather is expected next week. I’ll have an update on Saturday.

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THANKSGIVING DAY WILL BE DRY AND SEASONABLE… MILDER AIR MOVES IN ON FRIDAY… QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT THE WEEKEND

Thanksgiving Day will be dry and seasonable with no weather related problems for travelers here in the Mid-Atlantic region. On Friday, the temperatures warm up a bit and the dry weather should continue. Over the weekend, forecasters will be watching a low pressure moving into the Southeastern states. How far north the rain gets is the question right now. If it makes it, Sunday could be showery but I’ll have an update on that on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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THE UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER EASES SOMEWHAT… SHOWERS ARE IN THE FORECAST FOR LATE MONDAY AS TEMPERATURES WARM UP AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT

The unseasonably cold weather that put us in the deep freeze has eased somewhat, but along with the warm up comes a chance of showers late on Monday. The deep freeze has ended the growing season for most of us here in SE VA.  A cold front will be approaching on Monday and some models suggest that we will see a good shot of some rain later in the day and at night. A look at the national radar today (Sunday) doesn’t show much precipitation at all anywhere. However, as a frontal system moves east towards our region, it is expected to pick up enough moisture to bring us some shower activity later Monday. The low will be deepening as it heads northeast into New England. This will set up a windy cool regime after the cold frontal passage Monday night. Forecasters say that rain chances will drop off on Tuesday and we shouldn’t see any significant rain until until Saturday. Thanksgiving Day looks nice and relatively seasonal here in the Southern Mid-Atlantic Region. According to forecasters, the next chance of significant rain is on Saturday.

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