Archive for August 11, 2013

A NEARLY STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL KEEP OUR WEATHER UNSETTLED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS… A COLD FRONT MAY BRING COOLER AIR INTO THE REGION ON THURSDAY

I was on the road traveling from DC to Charlottesville and then home to Virginia Beach yesterday (Saturday), so I was not here when the storms hit. As I was driving down I-64 yesterday afternoon, I could see in the distance the tops of the huge thunderstorms as they headed out over the ocean. My rain gauge recorded a little over 1.5 inches of rain. I noticed several branches along the roadway while traveling through the peninsula so the winds must have been quite strong as these storms moved through that area. Today, we may see another chance of showers and storms as the nearly stationary front lingers over the area. It’s also very humid and when dew points are in the low to mid 70’s, any shower or storm could dump very heavy rainfall. The unsettled weather pattern is expected to continue through mid-week. This does not mean that it is going to rain everywhere each day or most of the time in any area. However, it means that we will have a chance of a shower or storm through Wednesday, especially in the afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong to severe. A cold front is forecast to approach the region later in the week, and we should see lower temperatures by Thursday if the forecast holds.

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