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UPPER LEVEL LOW - Keeping our Weather Unsettled

An upper level area of low pressure is meandering over the Eastern half of the U.S, and it’s leading to an unsettled weather pattern for our area.  This upper low is the “parent” low that’s supporting a double-barrel low (at the surface) which is churning from the Ohio River Valley to the Mid-Atlantic & NE. 

All of this, plus moisture being fed into the system from the Atlantic, will lead to the best recipe for daily rain chances (since this pattern will not be changing too much in the coming days).  Plan on scattered showers and storms today (and there’s a Marginal Risk for severe storms…including damaging wind and hail).

  The best timing will be from Mid-Morning through the afternoon.  Today’s rain coverage will be less than yesterday, but the rain chances are high enough (40%) to support a need of carrying an umbrella.

Expect a similar pattern tomorrow…Tuesday, etc…all the way through Friday.  As far as rainfall estimates, yesterday most areas picked up 1″ – 3″. 

Today, some areas (especially inland closer to I-95) could get 1″ – 2″.  Expect less rain amounts near the coast (e.g. Virginia  Beach or the OBX).  Highs today will be warmer than yesterday due to less rain coverage.

Expect Seasonable highs in the upper 80s.  Plan on cooler Mid 80s for most of the workweek. (FYI: Tropics are quiet).

-Meteorologist Deitra Tate

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