THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND WILL BE A WARM ONE THAT WILL START OFF RAIN-FREE BUT BY LABOR DAY, RAIN CHANCES WILL BE RAMPING UP… WHAT HAPPENED TO HURRICANE SEASON?

We shouldn’t have any problems from the weather on Saturday, with the exception of some fog early this morning. Also, for beachgoers, a moderate risk of rip currents exists so be careful going in the ocean. Other than that, it will be a typical late August day here in Hampton Roads. On Sunday, southwesterly winds will bring up even warmer and more humid air. A frontal system well to our northwest may be close enough to trigger a shower or storm late in the day. However, rain chances will be relatively low. On Monday, rain chances will ramp up so if you are deciding which day to plan that outdoor cookout, I would plan it for Saturday, with Sunday as a second choice. Note that areas to our north and west will have a better chance of rain on Sunday. Rain chances stay with us on Tuesday, as it looks now. As of this writing, the highest rain chances are Sunday and Sunday night and the chance of rain is around 50%…. I wanted to bring up the lack of tropical cyclone activity so far this season. We are entering the peak of hurricane season, and, so far, we have not seen any type of significant threat of a hurricane. And, there is nothing imminent out there. The only area of concern is in the eastern Atlantic and due to hostile atmospheric conditions further west, this system, if it even develops, may not be able to make it that far west. How long can this quiet pattern continue? Nobody knows for sure. This could turn out to be one of the quietest hurricane seasons ever, but if conditions become more favorable over the next week or so, we could see a quick change to a more active season. So, do not let your guard down just yet. There is plenty more hurricane season to go.

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