BLOG: Super Unsettled This Week

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It was a sizzling start to Mother’s Day weekend!  We set a new record high temperature of 93° at Norfolk International yesterday – breaking the 137-year old record of 92° set back in 1881.  It wasn’t as hot today, but still pretty warm and humid.

I hope everyone had a beautiful Mother’s Day with the sunshine and somewhat cooler conditions.  It’ll remain quite warm as we kick off the work week with highs in the mid to upper-80s.

But before we get into the forecast, check out this shot from Tower Cam 10 this evening:

This was a great shot of the marine layer from Tower Cam 10.  I verified the fog along the coast from the Lynnhaven Inlet.

Overnight, we’ll be tracking a scattered clouds.  There will be a chance of a couple of isolated showers, but mainly north of the Metro.

Monday will be mostly dry, but still very warm and muggy.  For most of the day, expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid to upper-80s.  After 4 PM, there will be a chance of passing showers and storms.

There will be a marginal risk for some isolated strong, potentially severe storms.

**IF** see any severe storms develop, the primary threats will be brief, heavy downpours and strong winds.  We’ll let you know if any watches or warnings are issued.

As quickly as those thundershowers move in, they will quickly move out.  We’ll see dry conditions on Tuesday, but it’ll be the only dry day this week.

Like the name suggests, a stationary front will park itself in the vicinity as we head into the second half of the week.  As a result, we will be tracking on and off showers from Wednesday all the way through Friday….and possibly even into next weekend.  Unpleasant?  Yes.  Despite the unpleasantness, it’ll remain warm with highs in the low-80s.

Beyond our local weather, lets take a trip to the Sunshine State..

The irony being that there isn’t much sunshine going on down there.  This cluster of showers and thunderstorms has a 40% chance of developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm over the next 5 days.  Whether it fully develops or not, there will still be a lot of rain falling across Florida for the next few days.

-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor

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