Archive for April 21, 2013

A COOL WIND FROM THE NORTHEAST WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS… LOW PRESSURE TO OUR SOUTHEAST MAY AFFECT OUR WEATHER ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY

For those of you who like the warm weather, you’re going to have to wait a while as our weather will be on the chilly side for the next few days. The reason is a sprawling high pressure system to our north that will be slowly sliding eastward off the Southeast Canada and New England coast early this week. The flow around this high will keep it cool and breezy here in Hampton Roads. Low pressure is expected to develop along a frontal boundary well offshore off the Southeast coast. This low will move northeast and the heaviest rainfall associated with it is expected to stay offshore. However, some light showers or even a period of light rain may affect some parts of the region on Monday. Either way, it should turn out to be a rather raw day with that stiff northeast wind. This low will slowly move away by mid-week and we should see a warming trend. However, that warming trend will be short-lived as yet another chilly air mass will be moving into the region possibly associated with some showers and maybe even thunderstorms…. The flooding in the Mid-West is quite a contrast to the drought conditions that were affecting this region just a few months ago. Last year, the Mississippi River was running well below its normal levels affecting shipping. Now, there is flooding reported in many of the tributaries that flow into the Mississippi. That’s weather for you… sometimes, it’s either feast or famine.

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