THE WEATHER PATTERN OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE QUITE ACTIVE… A DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS BRINGING WET WEATHER TO HAMPTON ROADS… THE SYSTEM INTENSIFIES AND MOVES AWAY ON SUNDAY BRINGING IMPROVING CONDITIONS… COLDER WEATHER IS LIKELY NEXT WEEK WITH A POSSIBILITY OF SNOW IN SOME AREAS

As the headline states, we are now in an active weather pattern which is very typical for this time of year. We’ll see day to day changes in the weather as a result of this active pattern. This morning (Saturday), there is an elongated area of low pressure just south and east of our region. This will consolidate into a rather strong low pressure system as it moves northeastward off of the New England Coast. While bringing rain to our region, the first major snowfall of the winter season is impacting parts of the Northeastern States today. Approximately three quarters of an inch of rain has fallen in my backyard so far but there is more to come today. The rain should become more scattered in nature later today. Sunday looks fairly decent for this time of year with predicted temperatures peaking around 50 degrees. Then, an Alberta Clipper system will be approaching the region on Monday which may bring us some rain, although we won’t see as much rainfall on Monday as we are getting today. As colder air moves into the region on Monday and Monday night, there is a possibility that we may see some snow or snow showers Monday night and early Tuesday as yet another system swings through our part of the country. Weather forecasters are not certain whether we will see accumulating snowfall here in Hampton Roads, but they seem to be indicating that there is a chance that we could see some minor accumulation in certain areas. I suggest that you monitor the local media and National Weather Service forecast as we get closer to this potential event. Either way, next week is shaping up to be a very chilly week. So, that’s it for now. Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!

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