Sprinkles? Nope…That was Heavy Rain!August 30th, 2012 at 11:03 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
If you were watching the morning newscast you probably saw those sunshine icons and you might have heard me mention we could get some sprinkles. Well now we know that I was wrong, at least for the Peninsula and the Southside. Here’s what happened. One shower developed this morning around 8am near Williamsburg, it actually got fairly large in size to cover Newport News and Hampton. Rain totals this morning were up to 0.68″ at Fort Eustis. The Newport News Airport received 0.19″. Areas in Hampton got less than 0.10″
FutureTrak still keeps some showers to our west, but we can easily see these things move a bit east and be across our area. Regardless if we get the rain it won’t be much more than 0.20″ in many places. Since we have all of this heat and humidity available in the atmosphere we might see the return of these scattered showers this weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday I added a chance for showers as a weak front might help to spawn a few in the afternoons.
Besides that I am hoping we can get a nice dry day tomorrow for anyone who needs to mow the grass, I know I am wishing for one.
Enjoy your Thursday,
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson