Heavy Rain PotentialJuly 30th, 2012 at 7:48 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
We are coming off of a pretty good weekend. We had a few areas of showers and storms, but it didn’t dominate the weather. Luckily, we are in a period of more normal temperatures where highs have been and will be in the 80s. So today we’ll see highs in the mid-upper 80s with a few showers and storms. Isolated (20%) this morning, but more scattered (30%) this afternoon. We have weak high pressure in the region, but there is also a stationary front across northeast North Carolina that may create a few problems.
While Hampton Roads will see a few scattered showers and storms, there will be a more widespread area of rain developing over the Outer Banks later today near the front. This rain is expected to get pretty heavy in the overnight hours.
That area could see 1-2 inches of rain in the next 24 hours. If the boundary moves a little farther north, then some of that heavy rain could reach southern Virginia Beach. Tomorrow the front looks to push offshore and take the rain shield with it. A few storms could once again pop-up in Hampton Roads. Highs tomorrow will be in the mid 80s with an easterly breeze. We’ll see more of the typical Summer weather from Wednesday onward with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and scattered afternoon storms. It’s interesting to hear some of the weather watchers and local folks talk about rain. A couple of weeks ago most folks said they needed rain badly. Now I think the tide is turning. Some folks like Greg in Currituck N.C. said that he is doing fine on rain and doesn’t really need it right now. Whereas Mike in Whaleyville V.A. says that he actually wants some rain. He was the one that has been soaked for weeks on end. It just goes to show how scattered in nature the rain has been lately. Especially the heavy stuff. There has been some short-term drought relief in a few areas of the Plains and Midwest states, but it is only temporary for now.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler