HIGH PRESSURE BRINGS PLEASANT WEATHER ON SATURDAY… A WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PASSES BY TO OUR SOUTH ON SUNDAY… FAIR WEATHER IS EXPECTED FOR THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK

Nearly six inches of rain fell in Downtown Norfolk on Friday! Some parts of Hampton Roads had major flooding issues as bands of very heavy rain moved very slowly eastward while the individual showers tracked NNE  When showers/storms continue to move over the same areas, meteorologists refer to this as training. Portsmouth also got hit hard and reports of well over five inches of rain were common in that city. My Virginia Beach neighborhood received just under one inch of rain. The Northern portion of Virginia Beach received higher amounts. The only good thing about this weather system is that there was very little lightning and thunder. Power outages were reported, which were most likely caused by the gusty winds along with the heavy rain. The slow moving cold front that brought the heavy rain is now well off the east coast. A dry and cool air mass has overspread the Mid-Atlantic States just in time for the weekend. A weak low pressure system is expected to develop and track well south of Hampton Roads later on Sunday bringing some cloudiness. There is a slight chance of rain but odds are, most of whatever rain that falls should be over North Carolina. At least, that’s the way it looks right now. Once that system moves offshore, high pressure will bring pleasant weather on Monday and Tuesday. Another cold front may bring a shower or storm later in the week. Overall, next week looks to be fairly dry for the most part, and there is expected to be a slow warming trend. That’s it for now. Enjoy the nice, cool temperatures since it won’t be long when we will be dealing with heat and humidity on a regular basis.

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