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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: 2008-09-09 19:40:25

HURRICANE IKE MOVES INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO WITH ITS EYE ON THE TEXAS COAST… COOLER AIR MOVES INTO HAMPTON ROADS… THE COLD FRONT STALLS OVER THE CAROLINAS

A cold front will move through Hampton Roads early Wednesday morning. This front caused a solid line of storms to develop over the Northeastern states on Tuesday. Here in the Southern Mid-Atlantic States, the rainfall was more isolated in nature. The cold front will stall over the Carolinas and this will cause some wet weather down that way. Here, we have a chance of a few showers on Wednesday, but it all depends on how far south the front gets. If it goes further south, we don’t get any rain. A small wave of low pressure may bring a few showers towards the end of the week, but there is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast. Models are offering different solutions. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ike has moved off of Cuba and is now heading W-NW into the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to strengthen in as it approaches Texas as it will feed off of the very warm water. Ike weakened to a category one hurricane but it may strengthen back to a major hurricane. Time will tell.


** 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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