It has been a wet, dreary and chilly Saturday across Hampton Roads. High temperatures only maxed out in the low to mid 50s! Average high this time of year is 70°! Unfortunately there were lots of outdoor events going on today. The Tour de Cure and the Suffolk Wine Fest were some of the more popular ones. The Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Richmond was postponed due to the rain. The race is scheduled to start at 1 PM Sunday. The rain should be done by that time in Richmond, so the weather shouldn’t be a problem for the race tomorrow.
It is going to be a rainy and chilly night across the region as the rain continues and temperatures hover in the 40s. If you get wet, it will feel even colder than that! Sounds like a perfect movie night to me! The rain should taper off shortly after midnight, so we should see a break in the activity overnight. But that doesn’t mean we are done with the rain yet!
A stationary front is draped across North Carolina. We are watching an area of low pressure that is producing rain across Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. That rain is headed in our direction as the low is forecast to ride along the front to our south.
So don’t be fooled if you wake up around 5-6 AM and it is just cloudy outside. Rain will push in from west to east anytime after 6 AM. Make sure you have those jackets and the umbrellas before heading out to those church services. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s tomorrow morning.
The area of low pressure will move away from us tomorrow afternoon, so rain will be ending from west to east. Most locations will be drying out by Noon, but some coastal areas could see a few showers linger past 12 PM. The clouds will stick around tomorrow afternoon with highs only in the mid to upper 50s. Even though it has been raining most of the day, we haven’t seen too much rain accumulate in the rain gauges. Most areas have picked up between 0.25″-0.5″ of rain with some isolated higher totals. I think we could see another 0.25″-0.5″ before the rain ends tomorrow afternoon.
If you have any outdoor plans scheduled for tomorrow, I would try to push them off until tomorrow afternoon since it will be raining in the morning. Much drier weather is in the forecast next week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona