AN UPPER-LEVEL LOW OVER CHICAGO CONTINUES TO PULL TROPICAL MOISTURE INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES… RAIN CHANCES WILL EXIST THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK

It doesn’t seem long ago when you couldn’t buy a raindrop here in my Virginia Beach neighborhood. My grass was dried up and the heat was on. Now, it seems as if the rain will never end. The combination of an upper-level low over the Chicago area, a rich moisture feed from the south and small disturbances moving through will continue to bring us a chance of showers through Tuesday. The counter-clockwise flow around this low is causing a southerly flow that is very moisture laden and this pattern is expected to continue for the next few days. It’s hard to pinpoint the timing of the heaviest rainfall during the upcoming days. I’m sure many people have outdoor plans this weekend but there is no way for forecasters to be able to say whether it will be raining over your location at any given time. As a matter of fact, the sun will probably be out at times making it feel uncomfortable for some. Heavy rain is possible but severe weather is not expected to be an issue. Speaking of heavy rain, when I left work in Norfolk yesterday (Friday), the skies opened up and it poured during my entire commute home. After I got home, the rain let up. Go figure.  Eventually this pattern will change but right now, forecasters don’t think there will much of a change through Tuesday…. Tropical Storm Ophelia is expected to turn to the north and not affect the East Coast, except for maybe some swells and rip currents. That’s it for now. Have a great day.

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