More Heat, But No RecordsSeptember 27th, 2012 at 7:49 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
We are going to heat up again today. Once again we’ll have a lot of sunshine. The winds won’t be as strong (southwest at 5-10) as yesterday. Plus it will be a bit more humid. So you’ll feel warmer today with those highs in the mid 80s. Even though that will only be 1-2 degrees above yesterday’s highs (83 at Norfolk). The average high is 76. Tomorrow a cold front will very slowly try to edge into the region late in the day. We could see a few showers, but not before warming up into the low 80s. We will have more clouds tomorrow.
The upcoming weekend forecast has been a little muddy lately. The speed of the front moving through is making for a tricky rain forecast. For now I have some scattered showers on Saturday (40%). A little less on Sunday (30%). The region is really starting to need that rain. Norfolk is running 3 inches behind the monthly average for rainfall. We are down 2.27″ for the year. That is probably even wetter than some of the cities to the north/west of Hampton Roads. It won’t be a washout, but I am hoping for some rain. My yard is really starting to need it.
I threw in a chance for some spotty showers on Monday. It looks like there may be a little overrunning moisture which could give us a few sprinkles or light showers. Either way it will be cooler on Sunday and Monday with low/mid 70s for highs. That will be nice.
No big updates today. Nadine is a bit stronger, but should weaken over the next few days.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler