The weather has been steadily improving in the region, but it isn’t too rosy just yet. When I came into work I ran into a bunch of drizzle and light showers. This continued on until about 7am. The area of low pressure that caused the bad weather has moved offshore, but a moist marine layer has been pushing in from the northeast. As the low continues to push away, high pressure will build in from the northwest.
We’ll dry things out and get more sunshine as we go into the midday and the afternoon. Highs will be in the low 80s with a few upper 70s near the shore. The wind is out of the north/northeast. It won’t be as strong as the past 24 hours. It was pretty breezy yesterday afternoon as the low began to depart. With the recent winds and full moon there has been some minor tidal flooding. This was on top of (or really underneath) the flooding from the recent rain. The tide at Sewell’s Point made it up to 4.6′/4.7′ over the last 2 tide cycles. This morning the tide will rise to about 4.4′. That is just below the threshold for minor tidal flooding. So it is more in the nuisance category. After that the tide will drop further.
By tomorrow high pressure will shift to the southeast. This will allow for more southerly winds. It will stay close enough to provide for some nice weather.
The southerly winds will boost the temperatures into the upper 80s to low 90s. A cold front will then move into the region by tomorrow night. This will create a return of some scattered showers and storms. Unlike the last system, this next one will move through the region. So no flooding is expected. However, it is forecast to stall out to our south. So showers will linger on Saturday. At least we’ll be cool again. Highs in the 70s Friday through Sunday.
I found this article about how the U.S. Golf Association has been trying to find a more efficient lawn. One that can especially handle a warmer climate. Here is the article: Golf courses and climate. There is a lot of input into golf courses across the country. So any increase in efficiency/heat tolerance will have a big impact.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler