Hot & Dry West. Soggy In The East.June 12th, 2012 at 7:52 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
While the wildfires rage on in the Western U.S., the Eastern United States is looking at a lot of humid/wet weather. We had some scattered showers last night. Most of them fizzled out, but then more moved in this morning.
- Super Doppler 10 (7am)
The showers this morning barely registered in my weather watcher’s rain gauges. However, we will see some heavy rain this afternoon. Possibly even by later this morning. We will have a lot of clouds as the moisture pipeline stretches from the Gulf of Mexico up into Canada. Winds will be southerly at 10-20mph. This will keep the moisture flowing into the region all day. Dewpoints were in the upper 60s to low 70s. So take the umbrella and anti-humidity hairspray as you head out the door.
- Today’s Forecast Map
We will see a few thunderstorms this afternoon, but heavy rain will be more of a threat than any type of severe weather. We are not in a slight risk today, and I don’t expect to be as there will be a thick cloud deck and no upper level wind support. Rainfall will be between a half inch up to an inch. Some of the heavier showers may put down more than an inch in a few cities. That won’t be widespread though.
Tonight we’ll still see scattered showers and a few storms as the cold front moves closer to us from the west. Tomorrow the front will move through, but the cooler temperatures won’t be right behind it. We will have a north wind that will help to dry things out through the day.
After that we’ll have an interesting setup for Thursday through Saturday. Instead of seeing a rebound back to the heat, we are going to pull down some cool air from the North Atlantic and eastern Canada. High pressure will set up from South Carolina to Nova Scotia. This will produce a general northeastlerly wind that will keep the cool maritime air flowing into Hampton Roads.
- Cool Weather Pattern
Sometimes with this setup we get some minor or nuissance tidal flooding. But the moon is in the half moon phase going into waning crescent which is not conducive for tidal flooding. So I think we’ll just see cool highs, mild lows, some dampness, and occasional clouds between Thursday – Saturday. This pattern should shift enough by Sunday to bring us slightly warmer weather and less of an onshore flow.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler