Blog: I’m Back…What’s New In Weather?

Satellite/Radar

Well…I’m back from a big vacation.  We went up to Illinois for a trip to see our family.  We drove up and back. We split the drive up into 2 days each way.  It was a good trip.  I returned to some warm weather on Sunday.  It wasn’t too bad though as the humidity was low and the breeze was up.  However, yesterday was rough.  Temps rose up to the upper 80s with high humidity.  The wind wasn’t too strong either.  So it was a very hot/Summery day.  Then a cold front moved through in the evening.  It cooled us down to the 60s.  It also brought some heavy rain showers.  We got about a quarter to a half an inch of rain in most areas.  A few spots had over 3/4 of an inch.

Estimated Rain Totals

Norfolk International Airport had 0.4″.  My weather watcher, Scott in Yorktown, had 0.84″.  The cold front has dropped to our south, and the rain showers have moved south of us as well.

Satellite/Radar

We will have much cooler weather today.  High temps will be in the mid-upper 60s with a few 70s inland.  Skies will become partly cloudy this afternoon. The breeze will be up out of the northeast at 10-15mph with higher gusts near the shore.  Tomorrow we’ll have quiet weather with more clouds and only some isolated showers. Highs will be near 70.  Then we’ll warm up again Thursday into Friday with high temps returning to the low 80s.

Another cold front will enter the area late Friday.  This will bring us some more scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms.  We’ll cool down again on Saturday with highs in the 60s.  More rain is expected late Sunday into Monday.

While our local weather is fairly quiet.  I am watching one area over the ocean for possible development.  I didn’t talk about it on-air this morning because so far there is a low chance of formation.  However, there is a weak disturbance over the central Atlantic.

National Hurricane Center (NOAA) Tropical Outlook

The GFS model does pick up on this, but it keeps it out to sea.  Plus, the National Hurricane Center says that it would be subtropical and not fully tropical. (Mostly likely).  They also mention that it will head east if it forms.  If it ramps up or turns into anything, then we will let you know.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

 

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