Meteor Update, Plus Rain on the Way

April 14th, 2013 at 9:19 pm by under Weather

Last night, we had some reports coming in of a meteor sighting across Hampton Roads. People were reporting that the meteor was many different colors as it flew across the sky. At first, I though we may have seen the Northern Lights since a solar storm hit Earth Saturday night. However, the Northern Lights can last from minutes to hours. Folks said they couldn’t snap pictures since the meteor sighting was only a few seconds. I am thinking this meteor was part of the Lyrid Meteor Shower which peaks on April 22, about a week from today. The Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible across the entire Northern Hemisphere beginning on April 16. These meteors come from dust particles in the tail of the Comet Thatcher.

I hope everyone enjoyed the weather over the weekend because changes are on the way! Clouds will be on the increase tonight and the atmosphere will begin to moisten up out ahead of our next system.

Satellite/Radar Captured at 9 PM

Satellite/Radar Captured at 9 PM

Our next rain maker is located to our south. This piece of energy will swing across Hampton Roads tomorrow and should provide enough lift and moisture to produce scattered showers across the region. The rain that falls will be very light. Rainfall totals will likely stay below 0.1″. Here is our FutureTrak at 7AM Monday morning.

FutureTrak @ 7AM Monday

FutureTrak @ 7AM Monday

Notice the light rain is widely scattered. Here is FutureTrak at Noon on Monday.

FutureTrak @ Noon on Monday

FutureTrak @ Noon on Monday

It will not rain all day. Just expect light showers on and off throughout the day with the rain ending during the late afternoon hours. Rain chances will be the highest across North Carolina.

Monday Rain Chances

Monday Rain Chances

Monday will be a cloudy and dreary day with highs in the upper 60s. Some inland areas may see the lower 70s. Pollen levels will come down a little bit tomorrow thanks to the rain, but will still remain in the moderate to high category. Hopefully we will see enough rain to wash the pollen off of the cars. Pollen levels will rise again starting on Tuesday. Temperatures will be rising throughout the week as well. We should be back in the 80s by the end of the week. Grab the umbrella for tomorrow!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

 

 

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