THREE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL IMPACT HAMPTON ROADS PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS DAY… A GRADUAL WARMING TREND WILL SET IN EARLY IN THE WEEK WHICH WILL ENSURE THAT THE PRECIPITATION WILL BE IN THE LIQUID FORM

As the headline states, three low pressure systems will impact the Hampton Roads region before Christmas day. The impact from the first storm system should be minor, with just some cloudiness and maybe a light shower or a sprinkle in spots today (Saturday). The first system is a weak low pressure system moving generally eastward through the Gulf States. A zonal flow aloft is not allowing the storm to turn up the coast and bring a more significant rain event. The term zonal flow means that the upper-level winds are blowing generally from west to east. Sunday should be a decent day with near seasonal temperatures. Winds should be generally on the light side this weekend. Then, another system will approach the region on Monday bringing with it a chance of some rain. That storm moves away on Tuesday but another more potent system is forecasted to bring us a significant rain event on Wednesday. Since that storm is expected to move west of here, we’ll be on the warm side of the low pressure system. There may even be thunder and lightning with that system on Wednesday and possibly very strong winds. Christmas Day is expected to be cooler and windy. That’s it for now. Please have a safe and joyous holiday!

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