Archive for March, 2011

RAIN MOVES AWAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT BUT MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED LATER THURSDAY… TEMPERATURES SLOWLY RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL, BUT NO MAJOR WARM-UPS ARE EXPECTED… ANOTHER PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER IS LIKELY NEXT WEEK

The weather pattern is very active and will remain so for another week to ten days. There will be a few opportunities for rain during this period. Temperatures will slowly return to near normal. Normal high temperatures for this time of year is in the low 60’s. The rain is slowly moving off the coast as a low pressure system moves away. Another low pressure system will most likely bring another chance of rain by late Thursday. This low will move up the coast and may bring some wet snow and strong winds to the Northeast. The weekend looks okay for now as high pressure builds into the region.  Then, wet weather may return by Monday or Tuesday.  Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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FORECASTERS AT THE NWS CHANGE MONDAY’S FORECAST

Just a quick update to let everyone know that the National Weather Service (NWS) has changed the forecast for Monday. They now think that the low pressure area which will be moving by to our south on Monday will be close enough to bring some light rain to parts of the region. In addition, there may even be some snow mixed in which may be similar to what we saw on Sunday.  Although it is not supposed to be anything major, this is a change from the forecast from this morning which had us dry, but cloudy and on the cool side on Monday.

Don’t expect any major warm-ups anytime soon as the way the pattern looks right now, below normal temperatures are expected to last for several more days. And, as I mentioned in my previous post, we have additional rain chances later this week. Thanks for reading.

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AFTER A DREARY SUNDAY, CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE ON MONDAY, BUT IT WILL REMAIN CHILLY FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR… THIS UPCOMING WEEK MAY BRING TWO CHANCES OF RAIN AS THE WEATHER PATTERN REMAINS QUITE ACTIVE

The weather map looks quite winter-like with Arctic air firmly entrenched over the northern tier of our nation. High pressure continues to occupy Central Canada. Waves of low pressure continue to travel along the frontal boundary to our south bringing periods of light rain and snow/sleet to parts of the Mid-Atlantic States. Snow has been reported in areas to our north and I actually saw a few flakes mixed in with the rain earlier this morning here in Virginia Beach. Any snow accumulations to our north are expected to be minor and predominately on grassy, non-paved surfaces. The wet weather should move away this afternoon but forecasters aren’t expecting much sunshine, if any, today (Sunday) here in Hampton Roads. Although Monday should be dry, forecasters will be watching yet another system riding by to our south along that frontal boundary. Right now, it appears that this system will be far enough south to spare us any precipitation. However, it will probably cause clouds to remain throughout most of Monday, with limited sunshine. I think we’ll see the sun on Tuesday, but it won’t last long. Another low pressure system may bring rain on Wednesday. At the end of the week, yet another system may bring us some more wet weather. Temperatures are expected to slowly recover this week but it will remain below normal for at least the first half of the week. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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CLOUDS DOMINATE OUR WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WITH RAIN A GOOD POSSIBILITY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY… IT WILL NOT FEEL VERY SPRING-LIKE AS TEMPERATURES WILL BE WAY BELOW NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR

Today’s weather map features an expansive high pressure area over Central Canada and a frontal system draped just south of us with waves of low pressure moving along this front. The combination of mostly cloudy to overcast conditions and an unseasonably cool flow of air out of the northeast will make for a dreary day here on Saturday, but right now it doesn’t seem that we will see significant rainfall today. This changes as we head towards Saturday night as a low pressure system develops along this boundary to our south and moves along it. We should see light rain break out overnight and this rain should continue through part of Sunday. Up to our north, snow may mix in and in some areas it may be all snow for a while. Any accumulations of snow should stay confined to grassy areas and other non-paved surfaces. Here in Hampton Roads, snow is not expected but I wouldn’t be surprised if a few wet snowflakes mix in with the rain at times, especially over the peninsula. Temperatures should range from the very chilly upper-thirties to the low forties on Sunday. We should clear out on Monday with temperatures a little milder but still below normal for this time of year. The extended forecast looks fairly active and I will have details on that in my Sunday morning post.

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AFTER A COOL DOWN THIS WEEKEND, WE WARM BACK UP FOR THE START OF THE WORK WEEK… A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING BY TO OUR NORTH MAY BRING SOME UNSETTLED WEATHER BY MID-WEEK… ANOTHER COOL DOWN SEEMS LIKELY LATER IN THE WEEK

A cool high pressure system is providing nice weather on Sunday, but it will be moving offshore and weakening. Our winds will veer around from the NE today to a more southerly direction on Monday. This will allow warmer air to move into the Hampton Roads region. A warm front will also be moving through, but right now, forecasters aren’t expecting too much rain but some light rain or showers is possible Monday night or Tuesday morning from this system. A cold front will also move through and then we should clear out for a while on Tuesday. Then, the forecast gets a bit tricky as frontal system is expected to stall out somewhere to our south and west. Low pressure is expected to develop and ride along this front on Wednesday and Thursday bringing some rain with it. Areas to the north of the front should expect rain while areas to the south may not see too much. Pinpointing exactly where that front will end up is difficult to say right now but it appears that the best chances of rain will be the further north you are. Another cold high pressure system is expected to move down later in the week behind this low pressure system. So, in summary, there will be plenty of changes in the day to day weather this upcoming week, which is typical for this time of year. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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