Summery & Soupy WeatherJune 24th, 2013 at 8:11 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Well the humidity really poured in over the weekend. We had some downpours as well. Especially on Saturday. If I read the information right, then it looked like that heavy rain missed the rain gauge at Norfolk International Airport. However, my back yard flooded. That’s the very nature of scattered. Yesterday, we didn’t see too much. Just a few pop up storms. The weather pattern for the next few days won’t change much. With all of the deep humidity sticking around we’ll see at least some isolated (10-20% chance) to scattered (30-50%) chance for showers and storms in the afternoons. The typical Bermuda high is setting up offshore. This will allow for a persistent south/southwest flow and a nice moisture feed.
The rain chances look to drop a bit on Wednesday and Thursday (slight chance), then they go back up towards next weekend. The models show some upper level ridging on the drier days, with some troughing (dip in the jetstream) towards next weekend.
High temps will be in the upper 80s today with some 90s inland. Highs will be in the 90s from Tuesday into at least Friday. Welcome to Summer in Hampton Roads.
There are a couple of stories on the internet recently. One is the about the wildfires in Colorado. Wildfires
Another interesting story is one about pollution. It may be a big dramatic, but there may be a sudden release of a potent greenhouse gas in the near future. This due to some changing regulations: Pollution release. There’s a lot more interesting weather stories recently. I’ll post them in other blogs this week.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler