It’s Humid Again; Debby UpdateJune 24th, 2012 at 9:11 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Did you feel the break from the humidity we had yesterday in the afternoon and evening. That was a treat! Now we have south winds which brought the dew point back to the 70s so we are back to that “tropical” feeling outside. Today we won’t have any rain in our forecast, all of the storms will stay out west near Richmond. They could see some severe storms later today. We might see a few of these storms blow over tonight but if they do they will be very weak.
The cold front will move closer to Hampton Roads tomorrow where we could have a share of the thunderstorms. Some may be strong tomorrow and we could see a similar pattern to what we had last Friday which brought the 4+” of rain to Portsmouth and Norfolk. Behind the front will be cooler and drier air which will arrive Tuesday.
Now to the Tropics, In the Gulf of Mexico Tropical Storm Debby developed yesterday and now has strengthened to a storm with wind speeds at 60mph.
Forecast this storm has been very difficult so far because there is still a strong dissagreement in the computer models. Here I will show you what I am seeing:
We still have two directions this storm could go by next Friday. One path which is the forecast by the National Hurricane Center and the European Model brings it toward Houston. But there are now two weather models, GFS and Canadian, which have it moving to the Northeast next week. The problem is the steering winds, these winds want to push this storm either inland or west. So for now we will keep our eyes on Debby to see if it gets stronger or changes direction.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson