Archive for April 1, 2012

A NORTHWESTERLY FLOW IN THE UPPER-ATMOSPHERE EARLY THIS WEEK WILL BRING SEASONAL TEMPERATURES TO HAMPTON ROADS

The upper-level wind direction and speed have a profound effect on our weather. For example, folks in the Northeast where this past winter was mild are experiencing a raw, chilly spell of weather recently due to a northwesterly flow in the upper-levels of the atmosphere. Our weather here locally will be impacted by this flow early this week, which basically means that there won’t be any drastic warm-ups . As far as precipitation is concerned, a flow of this nature can have different effects. Sometimes, a northwesterly flow can bring cooler than normal dry conditions and sometimes it can bring disturbances through the region that cause showers and thunderstorms on occasion. Of course, it depends on the time of year and the overall weather pattern that is in place…. Our weather on Sunday should improve with sunshine increasing. Temperatures should peak in the low to mid 60’s. A frontal system moving through Sunday night may bring some showers and even a thunderstorm in spots.  On Monday, the system moves away and we should have a nice day overall.  By mid-week, another system may bring another chance of showers/thunderstorms.  There is some uncertainty in the extended forecast so I won’t speculate on the weather later this week. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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