Archive for October 31, 2009

SATURDAY’S WARMTH WILL BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA AS A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH HAMPTON ROADS… SUNDAY WILL BE MUCH COOLER AND PROBABLY QUITE DAMP

Lately, it seems that forecasters just cannot say definitively what the weather will do when a frontal system approaches our area. There is always some uncertainty as the models just will not come into a general agreement. The last frontal system that moved through here only brought about a quarter of an inch of rain to my neighborhood while most of the state of Virginia received much more precipitation. Here’s what forecasters do know. The warm air that is making for a beautiful Saturday will be out of here by the time you wake up on Sunday morning. Although it is quite breezy, it is still nice for the last day of October. The record high temperature for this date (31-Oct) is 84 degrees. Our winds will switch from a warm S-SW direction to a colder N direction overnight. A southwesterly upper level flow should cause some rain on Sunday which should begin by daybreak and last throughout the day. It probably won’t rain all day but periods of light rain are expected. The frontal system is not that strong and will be weakening a bit so there is uncertainty as to how much rain will fall. The forecast is for SE VA to receive about a half inch of rain. We’ll see if that comes true. The front will only very slowly move off the coast so Monday may not be that sunny of a day. I’ll have more on the extended forecast in my Sunday morning post.

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