Archive for April 24, 2016

AFTER A PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER, SUNDAY WILL BE A FANTASTIC DAY IN HAMPTON ROADS, ALTHOUGH IT WILL BE A BIT ON THE COOL SIDE… TEMPERATURES WARM UP ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY AND THERE’LL BE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATER TUESDAY AS A COLD FRONT ARRIVES

There were several rounds of showers since Friday here in Hampton Roads. I picked up a little over three quarters of an inch of rain in my backyard. The heaviest rainfall occurred in most areas on Friday afternoon ahead of a cold front. An area of lighter rain moved through early Saturday morning and then more showers/storms developed Saturday afternoon as an upper-level disturbance moved southeastward through the region. This was basically an area of colder air moving overhead with stronger winds aloft. This created an unstable environment causing lift in the atmosphere. Remember, warm air is lighter and more buoyant than cold air so it rises rapidly causing clouds to develop which eventually turned into showers and some thunderstorms. They were fast movers though, so they only caused a temporary interruption to outdoor events on Saturday. Weather will not cause any issues today (Sunday). It will just be a little cooler than normal. The average high temperature for this time of year has risen to 70 degrees. High pressure responsible for the great weather will slowly move offshore the next few days. Our winds will shift around to the south and southwest bringing in warmer air on Monday and Tuesday. Another cold front is expected to approach the region later Tuesday bringing with it a chance of showers/storms. That’s it for now. Have a great day!

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