IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY ACROSS HAMPTON ROADS… HOWEVER, THE WEATHER PATTERN IS AN ACTIVE ONE WHICH MAY BRING US SOME WET WEATHER THIS WEEK

October is a transitional month as the days grow shorter and the sunlight becomes less intense with each passing day. This causes cold air masses to slowly build across the tundra of Northern Canada and Siberia. As the difference in air masses increases in the northern hemisphere, the jet stream begins to intensify as it slowly shifts southward. Weather systems (lows and highs) become stronger as the weather pattern becomes more active.  The computer models are indeed forecasting a fairly strong low pressure system to develop over the center of our nation later in the week which could bring a good dose of wet weather to us here locally and maybe even some thunderstorms. Temperatures this week should be seasonal or slightly above, but a major change may come late in the extended period as a cold air mass plunges into the nation. The tropical Atlantic remains quiet although there is one area with some potential for development in the Central Atlantic.

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