AFTER A BEAUTIFUL AND CALMER SUNDAY, WINDS PICK BACK UP ON MONDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS/STORMS… COLDER WEATHER MOVES IN AFTER THAT

As one low moves away, another one is developing over the Southern Plains and will bring another round of windy weather to Hampton Roads on Monday and Tuesday. As southerly winds surge into our region ahead of the approaching cold front, moisture levels will increase Sunday night and Monday. Exactly how much rainfall we receive is something I’ve been trying to figure out this morning. Last week, we had two separate opportunities for rain according to forecasters and I received no rain at all in my backyard. Will this happen again on Monday? According to the NWS, a quarter of an inch seems likely as an average on Monday. Obviously, some areas could receive more than that. I like to see rain at this time of year with so many plants, flowers, and trees now blooming.  Severe weather is a possibility so please monitor your local media for updates throughout the day on Monday. The low pressure system may become quite strong as it moves into the Great Lakes and New England. This will usher in some very cold air for early April making Tuesday feel like late winter. Snow flurries are possible north and west of Hampton Roads. Conditions quiet down later in the week but another system seems likely on Friday. April can be a very active month with lots of wind and day to day fluctuations in temperatures. With such an active jet stream across the North American continent, this week will live up to that potential. Please also read my Saturday’s post (April 4th) for information on March’s precipitation total here in VA Beach.

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