Archive for May 6, 2017

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN PART OF THE NATION WILL BRING COOLER THAN NORMAL WEATHER TO HAMPTON ROADS ALONG WITH A CHANCE OF A SHOWER THIS WEEKEND

On Friday, May 5th, periods of heavy rain moved through Hampton Roads. My rain gauge indicated that well over 2 inches of rain fell in my neighborhood! Severe weather was reported in parts of the region along with some flooding. Earlier in the week, strong southerly winds brought tidal flooding to the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach, which is highly unusual.

Currently, there is a negatively tilted upper-level trough over the Eastern U.S. This will keep things on the cool side along with breezy conditions at times. As spokes of energy rotate around the trough, there could be a shower in some areas a few times this weekend. However, it not be anything like what we experienced on Friday. The sun will be out at times and it be nice and refreshing with the cool breeze. The cool weather pattern is expected to continue for several days. The trough will slowly lift northeastward next week. We may see another chance of showers later in the week.

With the weather pattern bringing rain every few days, our lawns and gardens really have not needed to be watered for the most part. Let’s see how far into the spring that will last before the first long dry spell.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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