DRIER AIR MOVES IN FOR THE WEEKEND… WARM, HUMID WEATHER RETURNS BY MID-WEEK

A cold front moved through Hampton Roads Friday night bringing just a few showers and thunderstorms. My neighborhood didn’t receive any rain and from what I’ve seen this morning, only a few areas saw any significant rain across SE VA. It was a dissappointing frontal passage as I was hoping for a good soaking for my garden. The soil is starting to get dry as we haven’t seen any significant rain since May 18th. The cold front has pushed the humid air out to sea so the air will feel more comfortable today (Saturday). Another weak disturbance will move through late Saturday night which could touch off a shower in some spots, but moisture will be very limitted with this system. Sunday looks decent after some morning cloudiness. As we head through the work week, we will see a typical summer-like pattern with a developing Bermuda High pressure system. This will help to pump up warm and humid air from the south making it uncomfortable again. This set-up will also raise the chances of diurnal showers and thunderstorms as we head into the mid to late week period. ORF is now about 3 inches below normal for the year so let’s hope that we get into a wet pattern. I’ll have an update on Sunday morning.

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