Archive for November 1, 2014

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST… STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED LATER SATURDAY INTO EARLY SUNDAY… THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON WILL SWEEP IN BEHIND THIS STORM ON SUNDAY… MILDER WEATHER IS EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK

We had an extended period of pleasant weather, but it’s all coming to an end this weekend.  The combination of a very pronounced upper-level trough and a vigorous upper level disturbance rounding the base of this trough are going to cause cyclogenesis to occur near the NC coastal waters today (Saturday). The low pressure system is expected to rapidly intensify as it moves along the Gulf Stream offshore. This will result in increasing northerly winds this afternoon and tonight. Gusts may reach 50 MPH or more near the coast tonight.  With many trees still having their leaves, power outages will be a possibility if the forecast verifies. Coastal flooding may be an issue so those of you in flood prone areas should monitor the local media or the National Weather Service updates. Rainfall shouldn’t be a major issue from this storm but some rain is possible later on. The NWS isn’t expecting that much rain for most of us here in Hampton Roads. The Eastern Shore will most likely get more rain since the duration of the rainfall is expected to be longer there. The winds will slowly subside on Sunday as the low pressure system pulls away to the northeast. More pleasant weather will return early next week as high pressure builds over the area… Today is the first day of November and I encourage you to read my Weather Fact entitled “What is the Weather Like in November in Hampton Roads?” Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour tonight. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading.

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