Archive for June 30, 2014

HEAT AND HUMIDITY RETURN TO HAMPTON ROADS… LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST MAY IMPACT OUR WEATHER LATER IN THE WEEK

I was up in NJ and PA the past few days and the weather was absolutely perfect this past weekend. There was plenty of sunshine and the humidity levels were tolerable. Due to the onshore flow, the temperatures here were very pleasant. This was all the result of a high pressure area that is now slowly moving eastward off the coast. As it does so,  a south to southwest flow will transport heat and humidity back northward into the Mid-Atlantic States. There may be a shower or thunderstorm in spots today through Wednesday but coverage is expected to be minimal. However, with any storm, heavy rain and frequent lightning will be the main issues. Inland locations should have the highest chance of seeing a storm but they can occur anywhere. As we go towards the end of the week, a cold front should be approaching. This will increase the chance of storms. In addition, a low pressure system that may be tropical or sub-tropical in nature, may impact the region just in time for the 4th of July holiday. There is a lot of uncertainty with the development and track of this system, so stay tuned. The combination of this system and the stalling frontal system may bring heavy rainfall to the region. You should monitor the local media and NWS updates. Since this low pressure system may be tropical or sub-tropical in nature, the National Hurricane Center will be providing updates on their site.

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