Archive for November, 2010

THE GREAT WEATER CONTINUES THROUGH MONDAY… RAIN OR SHOWERS SEEM LIKELY ON TUESDAY

The spell of fantastic weather continues through Monday. The large low pressure system that has been spinning well offshore near Bermuda has been indirectly affecting the weather here in the Mid-Atlantic States. It has created ridging along the east coast which created the extended spell of dry and sunny weather. A frontal system/trough will begin to move into the region and will likely cause showers/rain to break out on Tuesday. Then, drier weather will return later in the week.

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DRY WEATHER SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFFSHORE MOVES SOUTHEASTWARD… A SLOW WARMING TREND IS EXPECTED AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND

A large area of low pressure continues to spin off the coast and this will keep us in a mostly northerly flow for the next few days. The low is expected to slowly drift southeastward. The persistent northerly¬†windflow is expected to cause some minor coastal flooding in some areas. Dry weather is expected through the weekend and probably beyond that. A slow warming trend is expected, especially as we head into the weekend. The next chance of rain isn’t until the middle of next week. So, enjoy the nice fall weather. The tropical Atlantic has settled down for the most part.

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AFTER A COOL AND BREEZY WEEKEND, THE WEEK AHEAD LOOKS NICE FOR EARLY NOVEMBER… TOMAS’ ENERGY IS EXPECTED TO GET ENTRAINED INTO A LOW OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST

The pressure gradient between a high pressure area to our west and a developing low to our northeast will create a brisk northerly wind today across Hampton Roads. Temperatures will be on the cool side with partly cloudy skies. The low pressure system that will be developing off the coast of New England will actually become energized from dissipating Hurricane Tomas. This is similar to what happened in the fall of 1991 when the proverbial Perfect Storm formed in this region. This system is not expected to become as intense but Cape Cod could lashed by high winds and heavy rain. The storm is expected to retrograde a bit to the southwest bringing some cloudiness to our northern and eastern regions. Coastal flooding is possible but is expected to be minor in nature. As the high pressure area slowly builds in from the west on Tuesday, conditions should improve across the Mid-Atlantic States. The rest of the week looks quite nice with temperatures at or above seasonal norms. Aside from Tomas, there are no other storms in the Tropical Atlantic. That’s it for now.

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THE WEEKEND WILL BE CHILLY… A WARMING TREND SEEMS LIKELY NEXT WEEK… THERE ARE NO MAJOR STORMS EXPECTED THIS COMING WEEK

The weekend is going to be quite brisk as cold air filters into the region from the north. Clouds will share the skies on Saturday as a cold air aloft should create some instability. Some of those clouds may produce a shower or two in some spots. Sunday does appear to be the sunnier day of the weekend. A warm up is expected next week and as the headline states, there are no major storms expected this coming week. The NWS describes the pattern next week as benign. I received about two thirds of an inch of rainfall this past week from the frontal system that affected the Mid-Atlantic states… Tropical Storm Tomas is now moving NE into the Atlantic. Will that be the last storm of the season? I would say so but you never know. Hurricane season ends November 30th. I’ll have an update on Sunday. Oh, and don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour Sunday morning.

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