Archive for June 6, 2015

AFTER A DAMP WEEK, SLOWLY IMPROVING WEATHER IS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND… A WARMING TREND IS EXPECTED NEXT WEEK

I guess you have to be careful what you wish for. I was hoping that we got some much needed rain earlier in the week as my lawn was very dry and crunching when I walked on it. It hadn’t rained in my neighborhood since May 21st. On Tuesday, showers and storms developed rapidly as a cold front and a weather disturbance moved into the region. Well, some areas of SE VA and NE NC picked up several inches of rain that day, which caused flooding in some parts of the area, especially near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. I picked up a little over 1.6 inches on Tuesday. Each day that followed, we had mostly cloudy skies, a¬†northeasterly damp flow off the ocean,¬†and a few periods of light/moderate rain and drizzle making for a very gloomy week. The system that brought all the wet weather is only slowly moving away this weekend. Also, another weak cool front is going to move through which will maintain our north to northeast winds as high pressure remains north of the region. There should be lots of clouds around today (Saturday), and there will be a chance of an isolated shower. Thunderstorms are also possible but forecasters don’t expected widespread thunderstorms to develop, especially here in Hampton Roads. Sunday looks much better and temperatures will remain on the cool side with the northeast wind. We should see a warming trend early next week resulting in a more summer-like weather pattern and as is usual during the summer here in Hampton Roads, a shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out… The tropical Atlantic remains quiet, but there is a category 3 hurricane in the Eastern Pacific. Hurricane Blanca is moving northwest and is expected to slowly weaken. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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