Archive for May 11, 2014

THE WEATHER ON MOTHER’S DAY WILL BE NICE… MORE HEAT AND HUMIDITY ARE IN STORE FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE SETS UP OFF THE COAST… RAIN CHANCES INCREASE BY MID-WEEK

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! … On Saturday, some parts of Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina had some showers and storms late in the day and at night. My neighborhood only had a very brief shower. The reason for the showers/storms was a cold front and shortwave energy that passed through the region. High pressure will build in today making for a very nice day with plenty of sunshine. The high will move off the coast and become like a Bermuda High. (Go to my Weather Facts and read the fact entitled “What is the Bermuda High?”).  This will result in a warm south to southwesterly flow. (Winds blow clockwise around high pressure systems in the northern hemisphere). Eventually, a trough of low pressure in the upper-atmosphere will move slowly eastward along with a cold front. This will increase the chance for showers and storms beginning on Wednesday and the unsettled weather pattern should last until Friday. I checked the potential for precipitation over the next week or so and just like this system that moved through yesterday, the heaviest rain potential looks like it will be to our north and west again. That could change but for now, that’s the way it looks. Stay tuned as there could be some tropical moisture that gets entrained into the system, which would result in very heavy rain in some parts of the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States later in the week. So, in summary, we get a break from the heat and humidity today but temperatures heat up tomorrow and Tuesday. That’s it for now. Have a great day!

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