Archive for April, 2015

UNSETTLED WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPS OFF THE COAST… IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND WITH A WARMING TREND LIKELY NEXT WEEK

I want to start off by saying that there is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast for the Thursday through Saturday period. Computer models have not been in full agreement with regards to a low pressure system that is expected to develop off the Southeast Coast. Some have brought it closer to the coast bringing heavier rain and stronger winds to SE VA and NE NC. However, other computer models keep the low pressure area further offshore bringing less rain and wind to the area. Either way, I think we’re going to have a period of unsettled weather beginning Thursday and then the question is when will it move out? There is another complicating factor that the low pressure area may be slow to move away possibly prolonging the wet and breezy weather. Friday is expected to be very chilly for this time of year. The official NWS forecast for Saturday as of now indicates that it will mostly sunny. Hopefully, that forecast is correct. Next week, there is expected to be a long awaited warm up and we might even be talking about a Bermuda High pressure system. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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RAIN CHANCES INCREASE LATER SATURDAY… TEMPERATURES WILL BE ON THE CHILLY SIDE THIS WEEKEND… IMPROVING WEATHER IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY

The average high temperature for April 25th is around 70 degrees. We are not expected to get near that today as the combination of a northeasterly to easterly wind and increasing cloud cover will hold temperatures in the 50’s today in most areas. Rain is expected to arrive from the west later today. Occasional rain is expected overnight Saturday night as a warm front approaches the region. A low pressure system riding along the front is expected to move offshore on Sunday bringing an end to the rain. Temperatures on Sunday will be below normal once again. On Monday, we should see sunshine but temperatures are still expected to be below normal, although temperatures should be warmer than they will be this weekend. We should see dry weather early next week but rain chances are expected to go up once again Wednesday night and/or Thursday as another system approaches the Mid-Atlantic States. It doesn’t seem like we are going to see above normal temperatures for quite a while as the chilly weather pattern continues. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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COOLER WEATHER WILL MOVE INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES LATER IN THE WEEK

The warm front that moved through our region Sunday night brought nearly two inches of rain to my neighborhood. On Monday, the approaching cold front did not produce severe weather here locally in Hampton Roads. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued Monday afternoon/evening and a Tornado Watch was issued after midnight. The cold front is moving through the Mid-Atlantic States this morning and we will have a couple of really nice days with pleasant temperatures. Another cold front will be approaching on Wednesday and there could be a few showers and even a thunderstorm with this front. However, there isn’t expected to be widespread development due to a limited moisture supply. Behind that front, our temperatures are expected to drop to below normal levels later in the week. Dry conditions should prevail for the most part Thursday and Friday. That’s it for now. Have a great day!

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RAIN IS LIKELY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY… THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATER MONDAY

Overall, the weather this weekend should be decent, although a shower cannot be ruled out. Saturday is expected to be the warmer of the two days. An easterly flow off the ocean will bring cooler air into the region on Sunday. The next significant weather event is expected to arrive Sunday night as a warm front is expected to bring rain/showers into the Hampton Roads region. The wet weather should last into Monday morning. On Monday, the rain will depart, but with increasing sunshine, atmospheric instability is expected to increase possibly resulting in thunderstorm development. A severe thunderstorm is possible Monday afternoon or evening in parts of the area so make sure you monitor the local media and the National Weather Service Monday afternoon. Then, a cold front should push the moisture offshore bringing some nice weather as we head towards the middle of next week. You’ve probably heard about the stormy weather out west the past few days. There was heavy snow in parts of the Rocky Mountain states, flooding in Texas and other parts of the Gulf States, and there was severe weather in parts of the Southern Plains states. An upper-level low pressure area has been responsible for the bad weather out there. Back home, we have no weather issues until later Sunday. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for reading!

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HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY… THERE’S A CHANCE OF MORE RAIN LATER IN THE WEEK

The high pressure area that brought us a fabulous weekend is now moving offshore. Monday will be another nice day with slightly above normal temperatures. A cold front is expected to move through the region Tuesday morning, and an area of low pressure will ride along the front. This set-up is expected to bring us periods of rain on Tuesday and Tuesday night. Some of the rain could be heavy at times and there could be some rumbles of thunder. We should see conditions improve on Wednesday. The dry weather isn’t expected to last that long. Rain chances will go up again later in the week as another weather system affects the region. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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