Archive for September 25, 2011

THE SOUTHERLY FLOW AROUND AN UPPER-LEVEL LOW OVER THE MID-WEST WILL KEEP US ON THE HUMID AND CLOUDY SIDE ON SUNDAY… SURFACE WINDS SHOULD BECOME SOUTHERLY ON MONDAY POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SOME SUNNY INTERVALS, BUT RAIN CHANCES WILL PERSIST… EVENTUALLY, THE LOW WILL MOVE NORTHEAST AND WEAKEN ALLOWING OUR WEATHER TO IMPROVE

The weather pattern is essentially stalled and as I stated yesterday in my post, forecasters face a real challenge trying to pinpoint when/where rain will fall. Currently, most of the heavier rain is offshore. The upper-level low over the Mid-West, which is cut off from the westerlies that move weather systems along, will be around for another few days, although it is expected to slowly move east or northeast and will open up or weaken. Some dry air has become entrained in the low’s circulation but it is hard to say if that will impact our weather here along the East Coast. We had another three quarters of an inch of rain on Saturday which was on top of an inch that fell on Friday. Most of the heaviest rainfall should be in the coastal regions of the Carolina’s and Virginia, but some inland areas may see a heavier shower here and there. As I said earlier, it is nearly impossible to predict what location (if any) will see significant rainfall. Not much sunshine is expected, but the sun may peak out at times. Very slow improvement is expected later in the week. Let’s hope that next weekend is nice as this is the second weekend in a row that we’ve had significant rain. Tropical Storm Ophelia continues to  struggle against shear and will not be a factor in our weather.

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