Archive for March 7, 2015

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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