A LOW PRESSURE AREA IS FORECASTED TO DEVELOP OFF THE SE COAST… RAIN IS EXPECTED BEGINNING TUESDAY AND POSSIBLY LASTING INTO THURSDAY… THE BIG QUESTION IS HOW STRONG WILL OUR WINDS GET?

An inverted coastal trough off the SE Coast is forecasted to emerge into a low pressure center that may have a significant impact on Hampton Roads. As high pressure slowly fades northeastward from the New England Coast, the low is expected to strengthen and then slowly move northward. Rain is expected to begin Tuesday morning and continue through Thursday. We could get quite a bit of rain, expecially on Wednesday. The question that I see is how much wind will we get from this system? Looking a forecast models, the isobars seem pretty tightly packed so I think we’ll see strong winds although that is not in our current forecast from the NWS. The low lifts out to the northeast later in the week and as a result, our weather should improve by Friday. I would pay close attention to the local forecast as things could get quite nasty around here. Pleasure boaters should not venture out Tuesday through Thursday and maybe even Friday.

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