AN ONSHORE FLOW COMBINED WITH LOTS OF CLOUDINESS KEEPS TEMPERATURES DOWN… BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE FROM THE ATLANTIC WILL BRING WARMER TEMPERATURES OVER THE WEEKEND

For anyone here in Virginia Beach on vacation this week, this week’s weather may not be what they wanted. However, for the folks who live here and work outside, the cooler conditions are welcome. The combination of an onshore flow and the clouds associated with the stalled frontal boundary to our south are causing temperatures to be below seasonal norms. That’s all going to change as high pressure to our south and east is expected to retrograde and build westward. The high is sometimes referred to as the Bermuda High. This high pressure system should bring warmer conditions with very humid conditions. Normally, diurnal convection occurs when we are under the influence of the Bermuda High. That means mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms for some areas. I also wanted to mention that rip currents are also a problem today (Thursday). So, enjoy the relatively cool weather while it lasts. The heat and humidity will soon return. I’ll have an update on Friday.

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