Archive for August 13, 2013

STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ARE A POSSIBILITY TODAY… COOLER WEATHER IS ON THE WAY FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY… MORE WET WEATHER IS POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND

A strong cold front approaching from the northwest may bring us a round of strong to severe thunderstorms later today. However, (and I know you’ve heard this before), the coverage and intensity of any storms that do develop is questionable at this time. The SPC has our area in a “Slight Risk” zone for severe weather. Currently this morning, heavy rain is occurring to our north in Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and some of the surrounding areas. Low pressure and upper-level dynamics are causing the storminess up there this morning. Showers and storms should move into Hampton Roads by early afternoon but as I said before, the exact timing, intensity, and location of the rainfall is not certain. Either way, things should settle down later tonight and tomorrow looks to be cooler and drier. Dew points will drop to very comfortable levels tomorrow and Thursday, which will be a welcome break for the middle of the summer. High pressure should keep us dry for the most part. However, unsettled conditions are expected to return beginning on Saturday and should continue through early next week.

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