Archive for June 13, 2015

SATURDAY WILL BE ANOTHER HOT AND HUMID DAY ACROSS HAMPTON ROADS… A WEAKENING BACK DOOR COLD FRONT MAY BRING SOME RELIEF ON SUNDAY… HOWEVER, THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY SHOULD STICK AROUND THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK

The summer-like weather pattern that we’ve been in of late will continue today (Saturday). Dew points in the low 70’s will make it feel very uncomfortable for most of us. High temperatures should peak out in the 90’s in most locations. With all the heat and humidity around, it doesn’t take much to trigger a shower or thunderstorm. Any boundary such as a sea breeze working its way inland, a disturbance in the upper-atmosphere, an old thunderstorm outflow boundary, etc. etc. can act as a trigger for convection to develop. However, meteorologists do not expect widespread coverage of storms today. A weakening back door cold front will be slowly dropping southward tonight and Sunday and this may enhance shower/thunderstorm development, but again, coverage should be limited. On Sunday, an onshore flow should bring temporary relief from the heat (albeit slight) to some of us. The heat and humidity will stick around through much of next week as the upper-level ridge builds back in and the wind direction becomes southerly or southwesterly. Thunderstorm chances should increase by mid/late-week as another frontal system approaches the region… The tropical Atlantic is quiet for now… So, stay hydrated and try to keep cool. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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