SATURDAY’S HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 105 TIES THE RECORD FOR THE HOTTEST DAY EVER… THE HEAT WILL CONTINUE ON SUNDAY… A COLD FRONT BRINGS SOME RELIEF ON MONDAY

The high temperature of 105 at ORF on Saturday tied the all time high temperature record for Norfolk. Only once before (way back in 1918) was it ever this hot. So, for most of us, Saturday was the hottest day that we have ever experienced here in Hampton Roads. The upper-level high pressure ridge will bring one more day of extreme heat before a cold front moves through Sunday night and Monday. Monday should be at least ten degrees cooler as our winds become northerly and then northeasterly. What about the chances of rain with the cold front? They’re not that great but forecasters believe some areas should receive a shower or thunderstorm Sunday night. There is also a chance that these storms may reach severe limts, but it is doubtful that there will be a widespread severe weather event. A westerly wind component will cause the downsloping effect which reduces the chances of rain across Eastern VA. The week ahead looks warm and temperatures shouldn’t reach the triple digits. At least that is the forecast at this point. With all this heat of late, I am so glad that my neighborhood picked up three inches of rain this past week. Otherwise, everything would have been incredibly dry. I realize that some areas of SE VA weren’t so lucky, especially areas west of Hampton Roads. This is an agricultural area that feels the impacts from the lack of rain. Hopefully, the pattern will change soon but as of now, there just aren’t any indicators to suggest a change to a wetter weather pattern. Former Tropical Storm Bonnie’s remnants are moving NW through LA. That’s it for now. Try to stay cool.

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