Heat Holds, And A Broken Satellite.September 26th, 2012 at 7:53 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
The heat is not only building-in today, but now it looks like it will stick around for a bit longer. Lots of sunshine and breezy southwest winds will boost today’s highs into the low/mid 80s. We started milder this morning with many low 60s in the region. There will be some showers just north of the viewing area with storms in the Ohio and Mid-Mississippi river valleys.
Before it looked like we were going to get a small cool down tomorrow. Now it looks like the cool air will only brush the Eastern Shore. The rest of the area will stay warm. We’ll stay warm again on Friday with highs in the low 80s. We’ll have increasing clouds with a few evening showers that day. By Saturday the Midwest cold front will roll into Hampton Roads, but will basically stall out overtop of us. This will allow for some cooler weather to push in, but it won’t push all the way through until Sunday. We will have some scattered showers Friday night through early Sunday. For now I put the rain chances on Saturday at 40%. 30% for early Sunday.
We’ll have low 70s for highs Sunday and Monday.
An interesting thing happened that I haven’t talked about in the last 2 days, but it has impacted me. The GOES-13 Satellite failed recently after some bizarre shaking (aliens???). So we couldn’t use it for most of our satellite (cloud) maps. GOES stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. They stay in place in space and take pictures of the earth, and 13 covered the east coast as well as most of the Atlantic Ocean. For now GOES 14 is taking its place. The GOES-R series isn’t expected for launch for a couple more years. So hopefully they can fix 13.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler