Archive for October 9, 2011

AFTER A NEARLY PERFECT WEEKEND, AN UNSETTLED PERIOD OF WEATHER LIES AHEAD FOR THE MID-WEEK PERIOD… FORECASTERS ARE UNCERTAIN AS TO HOW WET IT WILL BE

The sprawling high pressure system that has brought fantastic weather this weekend will be losing its grip on our area starting Monday and by Tuesday, rain chances will be increasing. Why? Well, an area of disturbed weather is growing well to our south around Florida. Low pressure is expected to develop and slowly move up the Eastern Seaboard. Will this low pressure area be tropical or sub-tropical? It is still too early to determine that but either way, I think we will see some decent rainfall from this system beginning Tuesday and possibly lasting into Thursday. It won’t rain all the time during this period, but showers will be possible at any time. There may even be thunder and lightning if we get enough instability to move north into the region. Computer models differ in the intensity of this  system so forecasters aren’t yet sure about the coastal impacts it will have. Although the cloudiness from this system may first show up today (Sunday), forecasters don’t think that Hampton Roads will see any rainfall until Tuesday. Where the rainfall sets up and how much will fall are not easy to predict in a situation like this. As what’s left of Philippe moves away into the Eastern North Atlantic, there are no other areas of concern aside from the aforementioned one near Florida. Temperatures have risen slightly over the past few days and they are expected to remain about the same over the next few days. That’s it for now. Have a great day.

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