More Summertime Heat This Week

May 11th, 2014 at 9:03 pm by under Weather

First off… I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to all of the great moms out there! Hopefully you enjoyed the warm weather this weekend. We are looking at more summertime heat this week. The weak cold front that moved through last night and early this morning will lift back northward overnight. This means that the temperatures and humidity levels will be rising even more tomorrow. Our Future Trak computer model has highs in the upper 80s with 90s inland. Typically we see highs in the upper 80s during the month of July! Wind speeds will be light tomorrow, so a sea-breeze may develop keeping the beaches a bit cooler with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Monday's Forecast Highs

Monday’s Forecast Highs

A ridge of high pressure is going to build in over top of Hampton Roads, which means we are really going to heat up over the next few days. It is going to feel like the summer Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

High Pressure Dominates

High Pressure Dominates

Remember high pressure is associated with sinking air, so we should stay dry tomorrow. Notice that there is a chance for showers and storms just to our west. The strength of the high pressure area is not as strong toward western Virginia and western North Carolina. Therefore, these areas may see a few showers develop tomorrow afternoon. The high will slowly shift eastward Tuesday and Wednesday. At this point, Hampton Roads will be on the outskirts of this area of high pressure. A stray shower is possible Tuesday with a few more showers possible on Wednesday.

Rain chances really go up once a cold front gets closer to us on Thursday.

Rainy Thursday and Friday

Rainy Thursday and Friday

This strong cold front will bring us a very good chance for showers and storms Thursday afternoon into Friday afternoon. Some of these storms could be strong, so stay tuned! This next cold front will also bring in some much cooler and drier air dropping highs into the 70s by Friday. Until then, try your best to stay cool!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

2 Responses to “More Summertime Heat This Week”

  1. Moosha says:

    It’s caused by man-made global warming because of America’s addiction to cars and coal.

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