Archive for October, 2017

AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT SHOULD BRING US A RATHER WET SUNDAY… AFTER A BRIEF COOL SPELL, WE SHOULD WARM BACK UP LATER NEXT WEEK

The weekend is off to a great start. After a cool morning, temperatures will warm to the low to mid 70’s today (Saturday). Yesterday, I had to scrape frost from my car for the first time this season. Although the actual low air temperatures were above freezing here in VA Beach, some surfaces, such as the metal surfaces of vehicles, dropped to below freezing levels causing the frost.

We’ve had a stretch of really nice weather, which is typical for October. The combination of a cold front approaching from the west, a developing low pressure system, and a flow of moisture from the south is expected to bring us showers on Sunday. Rainfall amounts are expected to be around a half inch. Some areas may get more and some less. The further north and east you are the more likely that you will see heavier amounts of rainfall. The Northeastern states are forecast to see quite a storm, as the low pressure system is expected to deepen rapidly (or bomb out). Winds are expected to be an issue in that area and rainfall may be excessive in some places. The trough associated with this system is expected to become negatively tilted. Another factor is a developing tropical cyclone, which at the time of this writing, is located south of western Cuba. It is expected to move towards the Bahamas and then out to sea. Had this system fully phased with the complex frontal system, it could have been much worse.

We’ll see cooler and drier weather early next week. The weather on Halloween looks great for the young ones. No significant rain is expected in Hampton Roads on Tuesday. We should warm up later in the week.

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

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ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY, SHOWERS AND EVEN A THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION… COOLER AND DRIER WEATHER FOLLOWS THE FRONTAL PASSAGE

For those of you who enjoy warmer weather, we here in Hampton Roads, have another couple of days of above normal temperatures. Then, a cold front will be approaching later Monday night bringing with it a period of rain/showers. Some heavy rain is possible and there is even a chance of a thunderstorm on Tuesday. The best chance of rain at this point is later Monday night into Tuesday morning. Cooler and less humid weather moves into the region behind the frontal passage. We should have a another rain-free period after Tuesday that should extend into next weekend.

The tropical Atlantic is quiet right now. Hurricane season ends on 30 November, so we still have to be vigilant. However, the chances of tropical cyclone development decrease every day.

That’s it for now.

 

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