Archive for March, 2015

THE WEEKEND WILL BE VERY CHILLY FOR LATE MARCH… MORE SEASONAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED NEXT WEEK

The frontal system that brought us rain, breezy conditions, and unseasonably cold temperatures on Friday is now moving well offshore. However, an upper-level disturbance will be moving through early Saturday bringing just a chance of a light shower and some areas (especially to our north and west) may see a snowflake or two. A cold high pressure area will be moving into the Mid-Atlantic States this weekend resulting in temperatures being over 15 degrees below normal in some areas but conditions should be dry once the disturbance moves off the coast this morning. Low temperatures Sunday morning are expected to be in the 20’s in most areas. The forecast for next week, as of now, features more seasonal temperatures with mostly dry conditions through mid-week. There may be a brief shower during this period but I don’t think we will see significant rainfall until we get to the late week period. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW NORMAL FOR A FEW DAYS… A WARM-UP IS EXPECTED BY MID-WEEK… RAIN CHANCES INCREASE LATER IN THE WEEK

Astronomical Spring arrived at 6:45 PM EDT yesterday (Friday). On this day, the direct sun rays crossed the Equator into the northern hemisphere. This is called the Vernal Equinox. The length of daylight is approximately the same as the length of darkness. However, the length of daylight is now rapidly increasing with each passing day. The weather over the next few days will not be very spring-like as a northerly to northeasterly flow of air will keep us cooler than normal. A low pressure system is expected to pass south of us later Sunday and, as of now, is only expected to bring us clouds. The upper-level flow is forecast to become zonal which basically means that the upper-level winds will be blowing predominately from the west to east. Temperatures will trend upwards as we get to mid-week. As it looks now, any wet weather should hold off until Thursday as a frontal system is expected to move into our neck of the woods by then…. I wanted to mention also that many areas in the Northern Mid-Atlantic States and the Northeast saw accumulating snow yesterday. Now that it is spring and the angle of the sun is higher along with the increased hours of daylight, the snow cover won’t last that long up there. We picked up around a half inch of rain yesterday in my neighborhood. It was a very dreary, damp day. That’s it for now. Have a great rest of your weekend!

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THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND WILL BE PLEASANT… DURING THE WEEK AHEAD, A COOL DOWN IS EXPECTED DURING THE MID-WEEK PERIOD… RAIN IS LIKELY AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK

A low pressure system brought around a half inch of rain on Saturday to my neighborhood. Today (Sunday) we’ll see plenty of sunshine with near seasonal temperatures. The week ahead will start off on the mild side but a cold front is expected to bring a return to below normal temperatures during the mid-week period. Then, a low pressure system may bring a chance of rain later in the week. With the warmer temperatures, it’s nice to see the grass start to turn green again. Spring is less than a week away but winter weather will try to make a return to some parts of the Northeast and Mid-West later in the week. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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AFTER A CHILLY START, THE WEEKEND IS SHAPING UP TO BE RATHER NICE WITH A WARMING TREND SETTING IN… RAIN IS EXPECTED ON TUESDAY… AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN QUITE A WHILE, NO ARCTIC AIR MASSES ARE IN THE FORECAST FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES

Are you ready for spring? I know I am. With the exception of a day or two here and there, we here in Hampton Roads have had temperatures that have been below normal for several weeks. It appears that the weather pattern is finally going to change. The upper-level winds have been diving down into the U.S. from the Arctic bringing down one bitterly cold air mass after another, but that is about to change. Even though we are starting our Saturday with very cold temperatures, the combination of sunshine and light SW winds as a result of a large high pressure system over the region should allow temperatures to rise into the upper-forties in most spots with some areas reaching 50 degrees or more. Keep in mind that the average high temperature for this day (March 7th) is 55 degrees so most of us will still be below normal today. On Sunday, as the high pressure system slowly moves offshore, our temperatures should rise well into the fifties. A low pressure system is expected to develop along the Gulf Coast over the next few days. This system will bring us a good chance of rain on Tuesday. Frozen precipitation is not expected with this system. Another low pressure system may affect our region on Friday or Saturday but that is not certain at this time… Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday as we begin Daylight Savings Time. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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