COOLER WEATHER IS ON THE WAY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND… RAIN CHANCES GO UP EARLY NEXT WEEK, BUT FORECASTERS AREN’T CERTAIN AS TO HOW MUCH MOISTURE WE WILL RECEIVE

We have one more unseasonably warm day before a cold front moves through. Then, the question will be how much rain will we receive from a slow moving low pressure system. Another question will be whether moisture from what once was Tropical Storm Matthew can make it up to our part of the world. The weakened system is now moving into the southern Yucatan Peninsula and the remnants are expected to turn north into the Gulf of Mexico. Back to our weather… Although Fall arrived this week, Thursday and Friday were definitely not Fall-like. Record breaking temperatures on Friday and increased humidity levels made it a very uncomfortable day for most of us. Today (Saturday) probably will not be as warm as Friday, but it will still be on the warm side. Sunday should feature more clouds and a wind switch to a more northerly component will make it a much cooler day. As moisture from a low pressure system out to our south and west slowly moves eastward, rain chances will go up on Monday. Most of the significant rainfall will most likely occur in the inland areas of VA and NC, where they desperately need the rain. Just to our west, a severe drought exists and hopefully this system will bring some relief. Will moisture from Matthew make it up this way to enhance the rainfall. Forecasters aren’t sure at this time, but the possibility does exist. By the way, it will be two weeks this Sunday since we’ve seen rain in Hampton Roads. I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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