COOLER WEATHER MOVES INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES MAKING FOR A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND… THE TROPICS BECAME ACTIVE THIS PAST WEEK, BUT THERE ARE NO AREAS OF CONCERN FOR THE UNITED STATES COASTAL AREAS

The oppressive heat and humidity that plagued us this past week are long gone. A cool refreshing air mass has moved into our region just in time for the weekend. Temperatures should only peak out in the low 70’s on Saturday, which is several degrees below normal. The cold front did not produce much shower and thunderstorm activity in Hampton Roads. Most of the energy and good dynamics moved north of us. Also, the pattern will remain dry as no precipitation is expected most of the upcoming week. This will probably be the longest dry spell that we’ve seen in a very long time. A cold front may bring a shower on Monday, but chances are very low that we will see significant rain… The tropics (Atlantic Basin) have become active, but the storms will not have a direct impact on the United States, except for possibly some swells. There’s Tropical Storm Ingrid in the Bay of Campeche and Tropical Storm Humberto well out in the Atlantic. Ingrid will head into Mexico bringing heavy rain. Humberto should continue moving NW… I noticed on today’s current surface weather map that a low pressure system in Central Canada has numerous isobars around it, illustrating that the system is quite strong. This is definitely a sign that Fall is not far away. Weather systems become stronger as we head towards the winter and it won’t be long when we’ll be seeing these stronger extra-tropical low pressure systems here in the United States.

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