AFTER A FANTASTIC WEEKEND, WARMER WEATHER IS ON THE WAY WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY SOME WET WEATHER BY MID-WEEK… WE DRY OUT AND COOL DOWN LATER IN THE WEEK… THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS CLOSELY WATCHING AN AREA NEAR THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

Sunday’s weather will be similar to Saturday but there will be less wind. The large low pressure system in Canada has moved further north and east and now we are no longer within it’s large cyclonic flow. Warmer air is going to move into Hampton Roads on Monday causing temperatures to rise to around 80 degrees. Tuesday will be another warm day but conditions will begin to change as a cold front and low pressure area approach from the west and southwest. This could be a potent system as there will be plenty of moisture around to produce high rainfall rates. Severe weather may be possible, too. It will be interesting to see if moisture from what is now a tropical disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula could get entrained into this system. If that happens, we could get a real soaking. That system’s development  is being hindered by land but it may become the next tropical cyclone over the next couple of days. This morning, it looks quite impressive on satellite imagery. Don’t forget that we still have about six weeks left of hurricane season to go as the season ends November 30th. Normally, tropical cyclones that develop in October are in the Caribbean Sea and we no longer see the long-tracked cyclones that track westward across the Atlantic Ocean. These long-tracked systems are referred to as Cape Verde storms. Either way, once the storm system leaves later in the week, we will dry out and cool air will follow possibly making for another very pleasant weekend next week.

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