Archive for June 30, 2013

A MOIST FLOW CONTINUES BRINGING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS… THE BERMUDA HIGH IS EXPECTED TO BUILD WESTWARD TOWARDS THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST

The unsettled weather pattern continues across the Mid-Atlantic States and it is expected to continue for a few more days. (See my Saturday post for the causes of the increased rain chances across Hampton Roads). My Virginia Beach neighborhood has not received any significant rainfall so far since this pattern developed. However, there is an area of rainfall currently to our south and southwest over NC which may bring some rain later this morning if it survives the trip northeastward. Parts of Northeastern NC have received heavy rainfall in recent days. As I mentioned yesterday, the weather systems may actually retrograde over the next few days. This is expected to bring the Bermuda High pressure area closer to our area. Rain chances may drop somewhat as we head towards the 4th of July. However, there is a great deal of uncertainty with this forecast. We will still be in a very humid air mass so the slightest trigger can produce heavy rainfall. As I stated yesterday, it is very difficult to predict the timing and location of the rainfall in a pattern like this… The tropical Atlantic is quiet for now.

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