Cooler & Less Humid for Father’s Day Weekend

June 14th, 2013 at 10:38 am by under Weather

The storms we had last night were intense across the Peninsula and also for parts of the Outer Banks.

430 Total Storm Reports in this view!

430 Total Storm Reports in this view!

Some wind gusts from yesterday: 66mph at Fort Eustis, 64mph from the Newport News Airport, and 61mph from Jennette’s Pier near Nags Head. On our website we have several pictures of damage from the Peninsula.

Starting today, you probably noticed how the humidity has dropped. A cooler and drier airmass from Canada has made a rare, but strong push across Hampton Roads to give us a break from that early season heat and humidity.

Sunshine for the Weekend

Sunshine for the Weekend

The pattern today will keep a fairly strong northwest wind at 10-15mph. This will keep our highs near 76 this afternoon. Tonight the wind will become calm and we will likely see lows in the upper 50s inland and near 60 by the water. Tomorrow the warming process will begin, but with a limited west wind we should still see highs below normal and near 81 in the afternoon. That area of high pressure will also be in control for the weekend which will keep us sunny and dry until early next week.

Warmer on Father's Day

Warmer on Father’s Day

Father’s Day will be the warmest day this weekend with a high near 88. Some afternoon clouds are also possible on Sunday as a weak storm system gets closer to Tidewater. This may bring us rain by Monday afternoon.

Enjoy a break from the humidity this weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

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