Archive for November 7, 2015

A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING RAIN TO HAMPTON ROADS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING… A HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL BRING MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY… WE MAY SEE MORE RAIN LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY

I want to start off by saying that the forecast for the mid-week period this past week wasn’t exactly correct. The forecast called for a dry and warmer than normal period. Well, for parts of Hampton Roads, it wasn’t dry at all. Low level moisture left behind from a system that brought us nearly an inch of rain last Monday combined with an inverted trough along the Carolina Coast to cause rain showers in parts of the region. Computer models sometimes don’t pick up on low level moisture in the extended forecast… Now to the current and future weather forecast… A cold front will slowly move through the region later today (Saturday). Rain/showers are expected as the front approaches. Thunder is also possible. Rainfall totals are expected to range between a quarter of an inch to three quarters of an inch. However, some higher amounts are possible in some locations. Behind the front, northerly winds will usher in cooler air. It will also be breezy behind the front. High temperatures on Friday were around 80 degrees, but on Sunday, we may not get above 60 degrees! Monday should be a┬ádecent day, but indications are now that a low pressure system may bring more rain on Tuesday. There’s a lot of uncertainty with that system. Wednesday (Veteran’s Day) should be nice as the low moves away from the region…. In the tropics, there are two areas that are being watched although cyclone development is not imminent. One is in the Gulf of Mexico and the other system is east of the Lesser Antilles. Both systems are being sheared by upper-level winds, especially the Gulf system. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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