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HEAVY DOWNPOURS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA AND NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 12…. A WEAK COLD FRONT SHOULD MOVE SOUTH OF THE AREA ALLOWING FOR SOME DRIER WEATHER ON SUNDAY… A RETURN TO WET WEATHER IS LIKELY ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Very high humidity levels combined with a weak frontal boundary approaching from the west should bring showers and possibly a thunderstorm today to the Hampton Roads area. Heavy rain is possible which has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch today. Please be very careful driving as ponding on the area roadways is possible. Small streams also may flood if the rainfall is heavy enough. There is also a weak low pressure system to our south adding to the lift in the atmosphere. As the frontal boundary moves through the area tonight, a northeasterly flow should dry us out a bit on Sunday. The front is expected to stall to our south and east and it is likely to return northward on Monday. This will raise rain chances both Monday and Tuesday once again. The wet weather pattern should end by Thursday. With all the clouds and rain over the next few days, temperatures should remain at or below normal levels. However, with the high humidity levels, it may still feel uncomfortable, especially if we get some sunshine.

In the tropical Atlantic, there is a disturbed area (99L) that is being investigated east of the Bahama Islands. The computer models keep this system off the coast, but I think this system should be watched very carefully over the next few days.

Since we are now at the time of year when the Atlantic Basin hurricane season normally starts to ramp up, you should make sure that you have all your emergency supplies.

Just a quick comment on the weather so far this summer season, many folks in VA Beach and the surrounding areas have not had to water much this summer. We’ve received rainfall frequent enough that has not allowed the soil to dry out that much. Unlike many summers, most lawns remain green, even those that are not normally watered.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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