Archive for August 5, 2013

HIGHER HUMIDITY WILL RETURN TO HAMTPON ROADS… THE CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INCREASES BY MID-WEEK

The weather the past couple of days has been delightful considering that it is early August. Typically, humidity levels are much higher and temperatures can be in the 90s. The air mass that brought us the break in the summer humidity is getting ready to move offshore making way for higher humidity. Along with the higher humidity will come an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms, although right now, the coverage isn’t expected to be that extensive on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the chances go up as a disturbance swings through the area. Right now, the highest chances that I’ve seen for Hampton Roads is 40%. In a pattern like this, it is VERY difficult to predict what the coverage of rainfall will be and exactly what area will receive the showers and storms. Based on what I’ve seen, areas to our north and west will have the best chance of rain over the next few days. Further to the west in the center of the nation, very heavy rain is possible. Areas from Kansas eastward to Kentucky and possibly West Virginia¬†may be impacted. I was away this past weekend, but I noticed that over a half inch of rain had fallen while I was away. …There are no tropical cyclones right now in the Atlantic Basin, but keep in mind that we are entering the time of year when¬†tropical activity normally begins ramping up.

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