ANOTHER NICE WEEKEND IS IN STORE FOR HAMPTON ROADS… THERE IS PLENTY OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE FORECAST FOR NEXT WEEK… WILL THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC BECOME ACTIVE NEXT WEEK?

This past week wasn’t that sunny, but it really was a nice week. Temperatures were seasonal overall and conditions were good for most outdoor activities. There should be more sunshine this weekend along with a strengthening N-NE breeze on Saturday. High pressure moving southeastward from the Great Lakes region will bring a few very nice days to our area. As the high pressure area moves offshore early next week, a trough to our west may begin to impact our weather. That is the part of the forecast that is uncertain at this time. How much deep moisture will be able to move into our region next week? Does this sound familiar? It’s almost the same situation that occured last week. The winds will swing around to the east begining Sunday and these easterly winds will continue for several days.  At this time of year, that can result in some cloudiness moving in from the ocean. What about the tropics? Well, the remnant circulation of once powerful Hurricane Fred is still out there and has survived very hostile conditions for tropical cyclones. As of this morning, there has been a flare up of convection but time will tell if that means Fred is making a comeback. There is another area that has to be watched deep in the tropics in the Central North Atlantic. I’ll have an update on Sunday morning.

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