Archive for March 27, 2011

FORECASTERS AT THE NWS CHANGE MONDAY’S FORECAST

Just a quick update to let everyone know that the National Weather Service (NWS) has changed the forecast for Monday. They now think that the low pressure area which will be moving by to our south on Monday will be close enough to bring some light rain to parts of the region. In addition, there may even be some snow mixed in which may be similar to what we saw on Sunday.  Although it is not supposed to be anything major, this is a change from the forecast from this morning which had us dry, but cloudy and on the cool side on Monday.

Don’t expect any major warm-ups anytime soon as the way the pattern looks right now, below normal temperatures are expected to last for several more days. And, as I mentioned in my previous post, we have additional rain chances later this week. Thanks for reading.

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AFTER A DREARY SUNDAY, CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE ON MONDAY, BUT IT WILL REMAIN CHILLY FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR… THIS UPCOMING WEEK MAY BRING TWO CHANCES OF RAIN AS THE WEATHER PATTERN REMAINS QUITE ACTIVE

The weather map looks quite winter-like with Arctic air firmly entrenched over the northern tier of our nation. High pressure continues to occupy Central Canada. Waves of low pressure continue to travel along the frontal boundary to our south bringing periods of light rain and snow/sleet to parts of the Mid-Atlantic States. Snow has been reported in areas to our north and I actually saw a few flakes mixed in with the rain earlier this morning here in Virginia Beach. Any snow accumulations to our north are expected to be minor and predominately on grassy, non-paved surfaces. The wet weather should move away this afternoon but forecasters aren’t expecting much sunshine, if any, today (Sunday) here in Hampton Roads. Although Monday should be dry, forecasters will be watching yet another system riding by to our south along that frontal boundary. Right now, it appears that this system will be far enough south to spare us any precipitation. However, it will probably cause clouds to remain throughout most of Monday, with limited sunshine. I think we’ll see the sun on Tuesday, but it won’t last long. Another low pressure system may bring rain on Wednesday. At the end of the week, yet another system may bring us some more wet weather. Temperatures are expected to slowly recover this week but it will remain below normal for at least the first half of the week. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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