SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA ON SATURDAY… SOME HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE… WE SHOULD SEE IMPROVING CONDITIONS ON SUNDAY… WE MAY SEE MORE SHOWERS AND STORMS EARLY NEXT WEEK

After a very warm week here in Southeast Virginia, it appears that we will see cooler temperatures this weekend. A low pressure area combined with an upper-level atmospheric disturbance is expected to bring us showers and thunderstorms later on today (Saturday) and tonight. Now, I know that most of you are thinking that we don’t need the rain, but my area of Virginia Beach did not get much rain earlier this week when the showers and storms moved through. So, my neighborhood could use a nice soaking. If everything comes together, we may see severe weather in some areas later on and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Flooding is the more likely threat, however. This morning, an area of rain/showers is passing by to our north so most of us should remain dry through most of this morning. If you need to do yard work today, get it done this morning. The low pressure area will slowly move offshore on Sunday, but there is some uncertainty as to how much clearing we get on Sunday. It is possible that Sunday turns out to be a decent day, but clouds could linger as the low pressure area moves out to sea. One thing is certain… we will not see the blistering heat on Sunday that we experienced earlier this week. So, it doesn’t look like a good beach weekend. Then, as we get into the work week, we may see additional chances of showers and storms as another system moves into the region. The tropical Atlantic remains quiet for now. Please monitor local media and the National Weather Service for updates later today and tonight. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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