Archive for August 3, 2015

WE’LL HAVE TYPICAL SUMMER WEATHER FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS… LATER THIS WEEK, WE SHOULD SEE SLIGHTLY COOLER WEATHER AND AN INCREASE IN THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS/STORMS

The weather over the next few days will feature what we normally expect in early August here in Hampton Roads. That is warm temperatures and humid conditions with a chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The chances of rain are low today (Monday) but will increase a bit on Tuesday as a weakening frontal boundary approaches. This morning, there is an area of rain moving by well to our south affecting parts of the Outer Banks of NC. Yesterday, while I was driving home from NJ on Route 13 in the Virginia Eastern Shore, I saw a thunderstorm in the distance well to our south. That storm dumped rain in parts of the Southside including my neighborhood. There was approximately 0.70 inches of rain in my backyard rain gauge, which may have included rain received last week while I was away… Forecasters believe that we may see slightly cooler conditions later this week along with an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms… The tropical Atlantic is mostly quiet right now but there is a disturbed area in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Florida. This is supposed to bring a lot of rain to parts of Northern Florida today. We are now getting into the time of year when conditions become more favorable for tropical cyclone development so make sure you are prepared should a storm threaten this area. The Cape Verde season is about to begin which basically means that we are now approaching the time of year when a long tracked storm can develop far out in the Atlantic. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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