Archive for May 10, 2010

THE WEEK STARTS OFF COOL AND DRY… TEMPERATURES MODERATE TOWARDS MID-WEEK… PRECIPITATION CHANCES REMAIN LOW FOR HAMPTON ROADS

The chilly air mass that moved into the region late Saturday will stick around through Tuesday. Dew points are very low for this time of year making it feel quite comfortable during the afternoons. These conditions are ideal for a brisk walk or doing some yard work, even during the warmest part of the day. A warm front will be approaching late on Tuesday which could (and I repeat could) cause a shower in spots, especially in our most northern areas. Forecasters mentioned that systems such as these at this time of year rarely bring significant rainfall to Hampton Roads. As I stated in yesterday’s post, the storm track over the next week or so will be well to our north leaving us on the tail end of any precipitation chances. Another frontal system may bring us a shower or two on the weekend, but at this point, the chance of rain is very low.  Right now, I am not sure when we will see our next decent chance of significant rain. If you planted any new shrubery, grass, or trees, I would water them thoroughly since the soil is getting quite dry. Normally, as the spring progresses, humidity levels on average will increase and combined with the right conditions or a “trigger”, we will begin to see showers or thunderstorms pop up every now and then. I hope that happens soon as I did some planting a couple of weeks ago. That’s it for now. Have a great day.

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