Not a Washout Today, but Scattered Showers are Possible.August 11th, 2012 at 9:12 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Last night some areas were lucky to pick up 0.50″ of rainfall. This morning the rain was really only over the Outer Banks. Today, we all have a fair chance at seeing some rain. Especially this afternoon once temperatures begin to warm up a bit.
Look to our northwest, I replaced Minneapolis with Hayward on the temperature map, to show you how much colder the air is in that area. Early this morning the temperature was at 39 degrees. This isn’t normal for Northern Wisconsin this time of the year.
Behind the front is where the colder air lies, but the issue is that it’s beginning to stall out as it moves into our area. This is good and bad for us. Good is the threat for strong or severe storms is very low today so we don’t have to worry about that, but it may be bad if you were hoping for relief from this humid air. Tomorrow the front will pass over Hampton Roads which could spark up a few showers early tomorrow morning. By tomorrow afternoon its likely we should see clearing skies and temperatures near 86.
Moving down to the tropics; there isn’t much to worry about with this storm is still moving due west around 20mph. By tomorrow afternoon it may be a touch stronger with sustained winds at 40mph.
Lastly, in Space News. The Perseid Meteor shower is scheduled to be tonight with up to 60 meteors per hour. I am expecting mostly cloudy skies overnight so there won’t be much of a chance to see too many, but if you notice clear skies feel free to gaze at the stars.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson