Archive for May 20, 2017

AFTER RECORD BREAKING HEAT, A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE HAMPTON ROADS REGION BRINGING COOLER CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND… SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT APPROACHES

The cold front that triggered the showers and storms late on Friday is moving slower than expected and it will not cross the area until later today (Saturday). The front triggered showers and thunderstorms in some parts of SE VA and NE NC. Some of the storms were quite strong and lightning apparently sparked an apartment building fire in the city of Chesapeake, VA. Meteorologists don’t expect severe weather today, but a shower or storm cannot be ruled out, especially in NE NC. The unseasonable warm weather of the past few days is history. Once the cold front moves through, our winds will switch to the northeast off the water and become quite gusty, especially near the coast. Sunday should be a decent day although it is not expected to be that sunny. According to the NWS, the chance of rain on Sunday will be only around 20 percent. Then, the front that will have moved south of us is expected to return as a warm front. Rain chances are expected to ramp up on Monday and depending on the timing of an approaching cold front, strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon. We may dry out on Tuesday but the computer models seem to keep us in a rather unsettled weather pattern through Thursday. Although rain chances don’t appear to be that high, it seems that we do have a chance of a shower/storm Wednesday and Thursday. At least that’s the way it looks right now.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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