Blog: Very Humid & Wet Into The Weekend!

Dew Points

It is very soupy outside.  We had some areas of thick fog this morning due to the high humidity.  It was surreal because surfers were in the water surfing in some light fog at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.  This was the view at 1st street in Virginia Beach compliments of Surfline.com:

Waves At The Oceanfront

Waves were running about 2-3 feet, but once in a while a couple of 4-5 footers came in.  This was talked about recently by the folks at Surline.  It’s a long period swell that has come in over some of the smaller sets.  If you do head to the beach today, then keep in mind that there is a moderate (possibly high) threat for rip currents.

There is a stationary front over the region today.  Yesterday, we were on the cool side of the front.  It felt pretty nice when the breeze picked up, but it was humid.  Today the front will try to drift north a bit.  Winds will pick up slightly out of the south.

Regional Weather Map

We’ll be warm and humid today with high temps in the low-mid 80s.  If the sun pops out a little, then mid 80s will be more common.  Overall, we’ll see lots of clouds.  How humid is it?  Well..dew points are near 70, and they shouldn’t change much through the day.

Dew Points

With the boundary in place and the high humidity I expect scattered showers and storms to form this afternoon.

Future Trak (This Afternoon)

The limiting factors for strong storms will be the clouds and the lack of upper level winds (shear).  So we could see see some heavy downpours with gusty winds, but that’s about it.  We are on the edge of a marginal risk for severe weather.

Severe Risk (SPC)

Tomorrow the front will hang around a bit.  It could drift north some, or it will sit over the heart of Hampton Roads.  Either way it will aid in causing more showers and storms.

Future Trak (Saturday Afternoon)

Again, there could be some heavy rain.  Winds will be more out of the southwest at 5-10mph. So high temps will try to climb into the upper 80s. That will depend on how soon the rain forms.

By Sunday the front should lift to our north.  Plus, it should dissipate.  So I have lowered the chance for rain on Sunday to 20%.  High temps could reach 90.  That will be rough with the humidity.  Especially for the Dads that will be out golfing for father’s day.  A cold front will move in between Monday and Tuesday.  This will bring more showers and storms.  Temps will get knocked down from near 90 on Monday to the low-mid 80s on Tuesday.

I’m still watching that little/weak area of disturbed area in the eastern Atlantic.  Right now it’s closer to Africa than it is to the United States.  It is moving slowly west.  It only has a 10-20% chance of formation.  Stay tuned for updates!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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