The large low pressure system that caused so much misery this past week is finally gone. As expected, rainfall totals were higher to our west, and there has been some residual river flooding near the Blackwater River as a result of the heavy rainfall. River levels are expected to subside slowly today. The flooding in Pensacola, Florida was quite remarkable. Just imagine what 20 inches of rain is like in a 24 hour period. Reports of 6 inches of rain in one hour were received from the area. And, of course, the tornadoes were quite remarkable both in number and severity. Weather is blamed for that street collapse in Baltimore that damaged several vehicles and there was flooding in parts of the Northeast and Northern Mid-Atlantic States. The low pressure system pulled in copious amounts of Gulf moisture and disturbances in the upper atmosphere spiraling around the low resulted in the severe weather and heavy rainfall… Our weekend weather here in Hampton Roads looks quite nice. There is a weak system causing some light showers/sprinkles in some spots early this morning, but conditions should improve by mid day. On Sunday, temperatures will warm by several degrees as a southwest wind develops out ahead of an approaching cold front. That cold front coming down from the north is expected to stall to our south on Monday, which may bring a chance of some showers Monday night and Tuesday. The weather pattern next week looks to be more progressive so we should see some day to day changes in the weather with just a chance of a shower or storm every now and then. It appears that we should see seasonal temperatures with a slow warming trend by the end of next week.

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