Still Soggy!October 9th, 2012 at 8:45 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Well it’s been pretty soggy out for the last 24 hours. Kind of like your cereal after leaving it in the bowl for an hour. It’s also been a little chilly out. But…as I mentioned yesterday I am loving it. Yesterday the rain picked up as expected, but a little more coverage and time than expected. So we had some impressive amounts of rain in some areas.
Weather watchers reported a lot more than the radar showed. Donna in Blackwater (S. Virginia Beach) and Greg in Currituck N.C. reported 2″. Mike in Whaleyville had 2.4″. Scott in Yorktown had 2.4″. Pam in Gloucester had lesser amounts 0.25″. Jan in Reedville also had less… 0.2″. It was good to get the rain as we have been running a deficit of several inches for the year.
Today the showers are continuing. We have a lot of moisture overhead in a relatively thin low layer. There are northerly winds at the surface and southerly winds aloft. So the overrunning is continuing for a little while longer. A weak area of low pressure offshore is also aiding in creating wet weather. It should go without saying that the clouds will linger through the rest of the day.
Tonight the clouds will break up a bit, but there will still be a few spotty showers in the overnight through early tomorrow. However, tomorrow the winds will shift out of the west, and that will allow for some drying to happen. It will also shut down the overrunning pattern. Temperatures will be up-and-down the next few days. Low 60s today, low 70s tomorrow, mid 60s Thursday, 70s again Friday. We will see some warmer temperatures Sunday into Monday.
By the way. I mentioned that there would be some Wintry precipitation over the Appalachians. They did get some light (though melting) snow over Snowshoe, WV. How about that for a cool down. No snow here….yet.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler