Flooded StreetsJuly 11th, 2012 at 8:22 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Heavy rain fell last night, mostly across the southside. This produced some localized flooding with numerous streets and neighborhoods reporting high water. Our radar estimated about 2-3″ of rain in Portsmouth and Norfolk with another area over Virginia Beach. I still think it underestimates sometimes though. One viewer in Virginia Beach had 5″ of rain in the Red Mill area of Virginia Beach. However, my weather watcher Donna in Blackwater had 2.2″. So maybe the higher amounts were localized.
The rain woke me up at about 1am, and I never got back to sleep. So I am a little extra grumpy today to say the least. Ahem, anyway, the heavy rain continued into the morning commute. It slowed down some people along 264, but some of the backroads were really bad. Especially in parts of Norfolk like Ghent.
These showers are expected to dissipate this morning. Then later in the day some more showers will form over North Carolina to near the state border. The current thinking is that an area of low pressure that formed along the front is pushing farther out to sea today.
High pressure will build in through tonight so no rain is in the forecast. Lows will be in the low 70s, and we could see some fog develop. Tomorrow I’ve taken the rain out of the forecast as the models have as well. Highs will be in the mid 80s, and it should be pleasant. On Friday the boundary will lift back north as a warm front or at least a wind shift line. This will put some scattered afternoon storms back in the forecast. Saturday and Sunday are still looking good overall, but a stray shower or storm is possible. Highs will get back into the upper 80s to low 90s. Heat may build back even more into early next week. Stay tun….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.