Archive for October 12, 2009

A SOMEWHAT ACTIVE WEEK LIES AHEAD… TEMPERATURES OVERALL WILL BE ON THE COOL SIDE WITH JUST A FEW BRIEF WARM-UPS… HOW MUCH RAIN WILL WE GET?

The weather map this Monday morning shows a stalled frontal boundary well to our south and a weak shortwave moving slowly eastward towards the Carolinas. A large high pressure is located in the Northeastern part of the nation. This is creating an easterly flow and even though the flow is off the ocean, the origin of the air is Canadian so it is still relatively dry. The air will moisten up somewhat as the shortwave moves to our south. However, most of the deep moisture is expected to slide well to our south. We may see a little rain or drizzle Monday night but not much QPF is expected across Hampton Roads. A look at the national radar this morning and you would think that we were going to receive a deluge tonight, but forecasters say that will not be the case. Anyway, we clear out later Tuesday and Wednesday should be a decent day. Then, we may have to deal with an overrunning situation on Thursday and Friday. This should produce lots of cloudiness and a fairly decent chance of rain. I’ll have another update on Tuesday.

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