Archive for August 6, 2016

THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY HAS RETURNED BUT IT SHOULD BE SHORTLIVED… A COLD FRONT SHOULD USHER IN SLIGHTLY COOLER AND LESS HUMID CONDITIONS ON SUNDAY… I THINK THAT WE WILL SEE TYPICAL SUMMER WEATHER NEXT WEEK WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE MOST PART

The dew point this morning is 74 degrees in Virginia Beach, which is quite high. When the dew point is over 70, it will feel quite uncomfortable for most of us. There is some cloudiness this morning but that should give way to partly sunny skies. A west-southwesterly flow will bring in warmer air later on making for a hot and humid afternoon. There may be an isolated shower/storm today, but most areas should remain dry. As a cold front slowly approaches the region tonight, rain chances will go up. Some of the storms could bring very heavy rainfall along with strong and gusty winds. Remember, lightning is always a threat in a thunderstorm. As the front pushes through the region early Sunday morning, there will still be a lingering chance of showers/storms. However, it appears that the best chance of rain will be in our most southern zones. We should see a break in the heat and high humidity on Sunday. As we go through next week, it looks like we will see typical weather with warm and increasingly humid conditions.

I wanted to comment about the weather earlier this week. Norfolk International Airport recorded nearly seven (7) inches of rain last Sunday! That ranked as the fifth rainiest day everĀ in recorded history at the airport. Approximately one and a half inches of rain fell that day in my backyard. This past Tuesday, 0.85 fell.

The tropical Atlantic has become active this week with Hurricane Earl that moved into the Yucatan Peninsula and is now dissipating over interior Mexico. There is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico that is forecast to bring copious amounts of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast States. The NHC will be watching this area for tropical cyclone development but right now chances are low for the short term period. The remainder of the Atlantic is quiet for now.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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