RAIN IS HEADING OUR WAY… IN THE EXTENDED FORECAST, MODELS BRING COOL AIR INTO THE EASTERN STATES BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK

This past week was very summer-like until Friday, when a cool NE wind took over bringing cool, damp air off of the Atlantic. Some parts of SE VA saw some heavy rain Thursday night, but my neighborhood only picked up about a quarter of an inch of rain. The high pressure area to our northeast is moving slowly offshore and will eventually lose its grip on our weather. This will allow a complex frontal system to advance towards the east coast. Rain should slowly spread across the area late Saturday from the W-SW. Rain amounts from this system are forecasted to be over an inch in some areas by the time the system moves offshore on Sunday. Sunday afternoon may turn out to be quite nice as the system departs. A trough of low pressure is expected to develop in the Eastern states next week which should bring in cool air from the NW after a warm Monday. As it looks now, next week should be dry for the most part after the cold front comes through on Monday. The tropical Atlantic is showing some activity but the hostile conditions for tropical cyclone development continue. A tropical depression has formed in the Eastern Atlantic but odds are it will never amount to anything. Hurricane season will soon be winding down but Octobers can be active, especially in the Carribean Sea. I’ll have an update Sunday morning.

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