AN EXPANSIVE FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE HAMPTON ROADS REGION OVER THE WEEKEND… WARMER AND MORE HUMID AIR MOVES IN ON SUNDAY

Although our weather will be influenced by a large frontal system over the weekend, forecasters aren’t that bullish as to how much rainfall we will see. In weather patterns like this, it is very difficult to forecast exactly where the heavier precipitation will break out. A warm front will be moving through the region on Saturday and although some showers will be around, I really don’t think that we will see a lot of rain on Saturday during the daylight hours. However, as more humid air moves in Saturday night, and some energy causing more lift in the atmosphere moves in, we could see a better chance of showers or even thunderstorms, especially late at night and into Sunday morning. Again, it’s impossible to predict exactly where the heaviest rain will form with a frontal system such as this. So, although we may have unsettlled weather through the weekend, there is no guarantee that any one area of SE VA will see a lot of rainfall. Some sun is possible, especially on Sunday. Many people think that April is a very wet month here in Hampton Roads. It really isn’t. We’re really in between the winter storm season and the upcoming thunderstorm season. The severe weather season across the Mid-West and South has been very quiet this spring but it has picked up over the last few days. Today will be another day where tornadoes are possible across the southern plains states. Severe weather is possible in our region but the risk isn’t really that high.  I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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