Archive for May 9, 2010

A COOL AIR MASS SWEEPS INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION… TEMPERATURES SLOWLY MODERATE TOWARDS MID-WEEK… WITH THE DRY AIR IN PLACE, RAIN CHANCES REMAIN LOW

A cold front moved through Hampton Roads late on Saturday dropping our temperatures and humidity levels. Unfortunately, the front came through dry for most of us. Now, with the cool and dry air mass in place, the chance of rain will be virtually non-existent through Monday. A warm front will be approaching on Tuesday, but current indications are that it will not produce that much rain here locally. It might be premature, but I am becoming concerned about the weather pattern that we are in now and probably will be for quite some time. The storm track will be to our north and west and ridging will be occurring over the Southeast. This will most likely bring dry conditions to Hampton Roads.  However, we may see occassional chances of some wet weather over the next few weeks, but I don’t see any major rainmkers on the horizon. It amazes me how during the late fall and winter we saw more than enough rain and now when we need it the most, we don’t get any. With forecasters predicting a La Nina for later this summer, conditions could become very dry here by fall. Of course, this is just speculation, and no one really knows what is going to happen.

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