AFTER A FANTASTIC WEEKEND, HEAT AND HUMIDITY SHOULD RETURN BUT FORECASTERS DON’T SEE BRUTAL HEAT RETURNING ANYTIME SOON… THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INCREASES BY MID-WEEK

Deep blue skies, a nice breeze off the ocean, puffy white clouds, temperatures at seasonal levels, who could ask for more? The only problem was the rip tides and the rougher than normal surf caused by the persistent onshore flow.  The high pressure area that was responsibile for the nice weekend and the onshore flow is expected to move out into the Atlantic slowly losing its influence on our weather. Winds will gradually turn more southerly and then possibly southwesterly bringing increasing heat and higher humidity values into Hampton Roads. Forecasters don’t think that we will see temperatures approaching the upper 90’s. Low 90’s seem more likely, especially in the inland spots. The chance of showers and thunderstorms will slowly increase as we head towards the middle of the week. The tropics remain quiet but forecasters are keeping an eye on the remants of TD-5 which will be moving back into the Gulf of Mexico. The NHC gives it a 20% chance of developing back into a tropical cyclone.

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