Blog: Cool Front Arrives, But Still Humid

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A cool front has moved into the region.  As it moved in last night there were some heavy downpours over the Peninsula, Southside, and northeast North Carolina.

However, some areas that needed the rain like the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck missed out. 

The front has really slowed down and has almost stalled out. 

Regional Weather Map

It will gradually push south today.  The wind will pick up out of the northeast.  With the breeze off of the ocean we may pull in a few rain showers.  It won’t be a washout, but a few passing showers will be possible from the late morning into the afternoon.  Along with that we’ll have a mix of sun and clouds.  High temps will be in the low 80s.  Enjoy the cool down!

Tomorrow a few showers may hang around during the morning with the onshore breeze.  However, I think drier air will win out during the afternoon.  Highs will be in the low 80s tomorrow with a north breeze.

High pressure will settle in for the weekend.  We’ll have partly cloudy skies with highs in the 80s.  the only hiccup may be a returning threat for rip currents.  That will depend on the tropics.  Namely…Beryl.

The remnants of Beryl have pretty much totally fallen apart on satellite this morning.  However, the National Hurricane Center is still calling for a 50% chance for re-formation over the next few days.  This is due to the computer models re-developing the low in the next 2-3 days.  They keep it well offshore and weak. I hope it just goes away.  Stay tuned. 

Meanwhile Chris weakened to a tropical storm this morning.  It is jetting off to the northeast very fast at 35mph.  It will become an extratropical low later today as it brushes the coast of Newfoundland.

It will weaken over the north Atlantic over the weekend.

Before I go…I found this neat article about some of the weird weather that we have had so far in 2018.  I’m surprised that it doesn’t mention the super warm February that we had in the U.S.  It does talk a lot about rare snows that happened.  Here is the article: Weird Weather In 2018.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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