Archive for October 10, 2015

CLOUDS ARE EXPECTED TO DOMINATE THE SKIES HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS ON SATURDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES VERY SLOWLY SOUTH AND EAST OF THE REGION… AN UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCE MAY BRING A FEW SHOWERS BUT SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS NOT EXPECTED… MORE SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED ON SUNDAY… ANOTHER COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING MORE CLOUDS ON MONDAY

The weather pattern finally quieted down this past week here in SE VA allowing for sunny skies and lighter winds. Tides went back to normal and we all enjoyed some pleasant fall weather. A weak cold front moved through overnight bringing some showers and storms to areas north and west of our region. Hampton Roads did not receive any significant rainfall overnight (Friday night) for the most part. An upper-level disturbance moving eastward from the Ohio Valley may bring us a shower today, but it shouldn’t be a big deal. Clouds are expected to dominate the skies. The combination of cloud cover and a N-NE wind will make Saturday much cooler than it was on Friday, when we saw temperatures in the 80’s. Low pressure is expected to develop along or just off the South Carolina coast tonight and Sunday, but as of now, it is not expected to bring us any rainfall. On Sunday, we should see more sunshine. On Monday, another cold front may bring us a shower, but again, nothing major is expected as of now. If anything changes in the forecast, I will post an update on Sunday or Monday…. This is the time of year when we could have extended periods of beautiful weather with pleasant temperatures and humidity levels. We’re in the transitional time of year when we see much less thunderstorm activity like we do in the summer and we are not yet at the time of year when large extra-tropical storms sweep across the nation bringing significant rain and snow. However, every so often, major storms can occur during the month of October. And, of course, it is still hurricane season, so every so many years we are impacted by a tropical cyclone or its remnants during the month of October. Speaking of the tropics, there are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin.  That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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