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Dave's Weather Discussion is where you will find a regular weather forecast discussion for the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. This discussion explains the weather situation for each day in simple terms so that everyone knows what to expect when they go outdoors. Dave not only lets you know what to expect, but he tries to explain why the weather does what it does. Interesting weather facts are brought up frequently, so that everyone can learn something about the very interesting and complex world of meteorology. The discussion includes any possibilities of severe weather that may exist**, so that everyone is alerted to the potential when it exists. It is a compilation of the National Weather Service forecast ideas as well as the opinions of selected meteorologists. It is summarized so that you can have as much information as possible to help you plan your day around the weather.
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Posted: 2008-06-29 08:12:25

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY AND THE CHANCE OF RAIN SHOULD LINGER INTO MONDAY AS A FRONTAL SYSTEM STALLS NEARBYÖ SLIGHTLY COOLER AND LESS HUMID WEATHER SEEMS LIKELY DURING MID-WEEK

A disturbance moving through Hampton Roads late Friday afternoon sparked thunderstorms which quickly became severe in some spots. High winds and hail were the primary culprits and there were some downed trees which caused power outages to hundreds of Dominion Power customers. The much needed rain did not affect everyone unfortunately. I only received a trace of rain while Oceana picked up 0.42. Iím not far from the air base so it showed how localized the rainfall was. The intense heat on Friday fueled these storms. Smoke was a problem for many on the Southside on Friday and it continued to be a problem throughout the weekend as our winds were from the south and southwest. A slow moving cold front and an approaching trough are expected to bring an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms later on Sunday. It will be quite humid on Sunday as dew points rise to the lower seventies in spots. Iím hoping that we get a widespread rain event since many areas missed out on the recent storms. On Monday, the front is expected to stall out across the area maintaining a chance of rain. As the trough shifts eastward, it should be enough to finally push the front offshore on Tuesday. After that, a drier and slightly cooler air mass should arrive. The relief will be temporary as warmer, more humid air quickly returns as the Bermuda High begins to affect us later in the week. The next chance of significant rain may come over the holiday weekend.


** In the event of severe weather in you area, please consult the official National Weather Service forecast office for any severe weather watches or warnings in your area at Weather.gov.


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