Blog: Temperatures Begin Their Rise!

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So far the month of May has been warm. I mentioned this in yesterday’s weather blog. Today, I wanted to show it to you. Here are the high temperatures for May so far:

We had 11 days above average with 4 below. Most of the above days were way above. So we are now 6.1 degrees above average. That’s a big number as far as average temperatures go. After a cool couple of days, today we will be back above average. But high temps will really rise over the next few days. Today, we have high pressure to our southwest. We’ll have a light northwest wind. 

Dew points are in the 40s. So it’s still dry. We’ll basically have a very nice day. Highs will be n the upper 70s to near 80. 

Tomorrow as the high shifts east, we’ll develop more of a southwesterly wind. Skies will be partly cloudy.  So high temps will bump up to the upper 80s. It might hit 90 in a few inland/southern locations.  The models are trying to show some isolated to scattered showers and storms in the afteroon. I think they will be coming from a batch of storms upstream (from the Midwest). 

I wonder if this will be an MCS (Mesoscale Convective System). That’s basically an organized mid-level cluster of organized storms. It’s about that time of year. However, I think we’ll still be pretty dry in the region. So I don’t think it will maintain the coverage by the time it comes down here, but our Future Trak model keeps going back and forth about that. Here’s the latest version for the evening:

It doesn’t have much until about 5pm. Then it has some scattered showers and storms. If there is some rain, then this will impact the Lunatic Luau in Virginia Beach.  I may or may not be there tomorrow evening…

It could also impact the Chesapeake Jubilee

Going through the weekend, we’ll have more warm temperatures. Highs will be solidly into the 80s. The humidity will be back. It will be some Summery (and beachy) weather. We’ll see some isolated to scattered showers and storms, but the models still don’t show any large weather systems headed our way. We’ll stay warm for the first part of next week. Stay tuned for updates!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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