Archive for June 16, 2013

WARMER TEMPERATURES RETURN TO HAMPTON ROADS… AS HUMIDITY LEVELS RISE AND A FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHES, RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE

Father’s Day should be a nice day overall with warm temperatures. A southwesterly flow around high pressure off the coast will bring in warm and increasingly humid air. Areas to our north and west will see a slightly better chance of showers and thunderstorms later Sunday. The current thinking is that most of Hampton Roads will be dry during the daylight hours on Sunday. Rain chances increase on Monday and on Tuesday showers and thunderstorms will be a good possibility. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there are some difference¬†as to what the computer models are forecasting regarding rainfall chances and amounts Monday and Tuesday. Speaking of rainfall, most of Hampton Roads is running about average in total precipitation this year. Of course, we are now at the time of year when rainfall amounts can vary widely across the area due to the hit and miss nature of late spring and summer showers/storms… The frontal system should clear the area by Wednesday bringing drier weather, if the current forecast holds. Cooler temperatures along with lower humidity levels¬†are expected to follow the front but I don’t believe it will be as cool as it was this past Friday.

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