Archive for March 6, 2011

A VERY WET FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVES EAST ON SUNDAY BRINGING A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS/RAIN TO HAMPTON ROADS… AS THE SYSTEM MOVES OFF THE EAST COAST ON MONDAY, WE DRY OUT AND NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO RETURN TO MORE SEASONAL LEVELS

A frontal system slowly moving eastward towards the East Coast should bring us some rain later today (Sunday). The heaviest rainfall is expected to be to our north and west, but we should still see a decent amount of rain here in Hampton Roads. The southerly flow out ahead of this frontal system is bringing up relatively warm air and lots of moisture. Although Hampton Roads isn’t expected to see major flooding issues (except possibly some urban and street flooding), areas to our north and west may have some flooding problems as heavy rainfall combines with melting snowfall.  The winds will be quite strong on Sunday but forecaster don’t expect anything too extreme. The front will move off the coast Sunday night and our winds will shift around to the north. This northerly breeze will make Monday a cooler day but the rain will be gone and the skies should be partly to mostly sunny.  We should stay on the cool side for a few days and the next chance of rain probably won’t come until Wednesday night or Thursday. Northeasterly winds on Tuesday will make it cooler near the water. We’re getting to the time of year when the relatively cooler ocean and bay water cause afternoon temperatures to be lower near the coast when the winds are blowing from the still chilly water. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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