Archive for September 5, 2015

A NORTHEASTERLY WIND WILL BRING COOLER CONDITIONS ALONG WITH A CHANCE OF A SHOWER… SOME SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED AND IT WILL NOT BE A WASHOUT BY ANY MEANS… THE WINDS WILL SLOWLY SLACKEN AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND

First, a look back at the past week…. It was a very warm and humid week and some spots in Hampton Roads did receive some decent rainfall. Not my neighborhood. Only 0.15 of an inch fell this week! This weekend, we’re getting a break from the heat as the clockwise flow around building high pressure to our north is creating a northeasterly flow here in SE VA and NE NC. This weather pattern will result in a cooler couple of days along with lots of clouds and even a chance of a shower. It will be a hit and miss type of thing and some areas may remain dry. Some sunshine will be possible at times. If you are going to the beach, be advised that there will be a moderate risk of rip currents. In addition, some “nuisance” tidal flooding is possible in the normally flood prone areas. The northeasterly flow will gradually slacken as we head through the weekend. This should result in a lessening chance of showers so by the time we get to Monday (Labor Day) conditions should be dry for the most part. A return to a warmer and more humid pattern is expected early next week as our winds are expected start coming from the S-SW…. Regarding the tropics, Tropical Storm Fred is still out there but this storm will not impact the U.S. Fred is expected to eventually turn to the north and northeast and dissipate. However, a disturbance in the Eastern North Atlantic south of the Cape Verde Islands may be the next tropical cyclone. This could be one to watch but we’ll see. Unusually strong upper-level winds have been very hostile to any storm moving across the Atlantic Ocean this hurricane season. Will that change? Only time will tell but we will soon be running out of time for the Cape Verde Season. The climatological peak of the Atlantic Basin hurricane season is September 10th…. So, that’s it for now. It may not be the best weather for a Labor Day Weekend here in Hampton Roads, but it won’t be that bad either.  Have a great weekend!

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