MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IS LOOKING GOOD FOR MOST OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES… RAIN CHANCES SLOWLY INCREASE LATE IN THE FORECAST PERIOD

As the headline states, the holiday weekend looks like a good one for Hampton Roads. Temperatures will be slightly above seasonal levels except in areas near the water, where cooling sea breezes will develop during the afternoon. Remember that water temperatures are still pretty chilly so when the wind comes from the water, it can be as cool as the water temperature. There is a slight chance of a pop up shower or thunderstorm, especially west of I-95 and this chance will slowly increase as we head through early next week. A very weak front to our north in conjunction with increasing humidity levels will raise the chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms. Forcasters don’t believe that there will be anything widespread but any storm that does develop could drop some heavy rain. I doubt we (Hampton Roads) will see any activity on Saturday but as the weekend wears on, a pop up storm cannot be ruled out. The first “tropical concern” of the season is now in the northern Gulf and it is going to move inland very shortly. It started out as an upper level low pressure area east of Florida and has moved slowly to the west across the state. The system has brought much needed rain to much of Florida alleviating the drought conditions. Hurricane season begins June 1st so now is the time to prepare and to make sure that you have all necessary supplies. I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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