Heavy Rain In The Southeast….Here???June 11th, 2012 at 7:47 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Over the weekend heavy flooding rain fell across parts of Florida and Alablama. In fact some cities saw close to 2 feet (not inches) of rainfall. This was from a slow moving cluster of storms, but not necessarily a big system. We do expect some of that moisture to head up into our region, but we are not expecting flooding rains like that. Today the humidity is increasing compared to the weekend. Dewpoints are on the rise, and are already in the low 60s (low/moderate humidity).
High pressure is trying to hang on, but clouds are increasing above. Highs today will be in the upper 80s with a few 90s inland. The high temperatures may be a couple of degrees less than yesterday, but the offset is that the humidity is up. So the heat index will be in the low 90s. At least we’ll have some clouds to help a bit. There won’t be much of a breeze, but it will be south-southwest at 5-10mph. A few showers coming out of North Carolina may make it to some of our far inland cities this afternoon. Possibly up to Sussex, Southampton, Hertford, and Bertie counties. The rest of the area will be partly cloudy until this evening.
Notice too that there is a back door cold front which may move onto the Eastern Shore. If that happens, then will will knock the temperatures down from the upper 80s to near 80 quickly. I don’t think it will make it to the Virginia Beach oceanfront, but it’s not completely out of the question. Tomorrow another front will approach from the west. This will channel the moisture into Hampton Roads out ahead of it. We’ll see on and off showers and storms. This is an update from yesterday which had more rain from Tuesday night into Wednesday. Now most of the rain will be from Tuesday into early Wednesday morning. The front will move through and keep high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s for several days. This while the rest of the country bakes in 80s, 90s, and 100s.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler