THE HEAT IS BACK AND MORE SUNSHINE IS LIKELY ON SUNDAY… THERE IS A CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM BUT AGAIN, MANY AREAS WILL PROBABLY NOT SEE RAIN… THE WEEK AHEAD SHOULD BE TYPICAL FOR EARLY AUGUST

As I mentioned repeatedly in my posts, my Virginia Beach neighborhood has repeatedly been missed by the heavy downpours that have drenched most of the South Side Hampton Roads this summer. To put this into perspective, Norfolk International Airport (ORF) has recorded over 27 inches of rain so far this year and the total in my backard is a little over 20 inches. That’s a 7 inch difference! Even NAS Oceana has received more rainfall than my neighborhood this summer. On Saturday, it looked and felt like it was going to pour at any time and all that fell was a trace. Some areas to our south saw significant rainfall on Saturday as energy moved across North Carolina producing a rather large area of showers and storms. There is a chance of a shower/thunderstorm again Sunday afternoon, but they will probably be few and far between. Note that it’s difficult to forecast the coverage and intensity of storms in a pattern like this so who knows, maybe there will be more storms than the forecasters are predicting. Dew points will probably be slightly lower today, but temperatures will be higher due to more sunshine and a more westerly wind flow. Monday will be another hot one but we may see a slight break by mid-week. With another weak frontal system expected to move through, we may see a thunderstorm or two Tuesday or Wednesday.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Emily have reorganized into a depression off the Florida coast but this system should move out to sea. There are no other areas of concern right now. Soon, we will be getting into what normally is the most active part of the Atlantic hurricane season, so you should be prepared should a storm approach our region.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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