Messy Monday Morning Commute

February 10th, 2013 at 10:06 pm by under Weather

All of the rain that fell Friday morning created problems for folks who were trying to get to work. It looks like Hampton Roads could be dealing with more wet weather just in time for the Monday morning commute. So, the emergency pothole repairs on I-264 will be put to the test tomorrow morning.

This is the same system that spawned tornadoes in Alabama and Mississippi earlier this evening. We are not expecting any severe weather across Hampton Roads because most of the energy will push to the north of us and temperatures will only be in the 40s and 50s Monday morning. Our Futuretrak model has rain moving in as early as 3AM and becoming more widespread by 6-7AM, right around rush hour. Make sure to allow for extra travel time tomorrow morning. There may be a few lingering showers out there around lunchtime, especially across the Southside and N.E. North Carolina, but most of the rain will be tapering off by then. Keep in the mind that the rain may continue for much of the day across North Carolina and the OBX. This storm system is not going to drop as much rain as what we saw on Friday. Forecast rainfall totals are expected to range from 0.25-0.5 inches with some locations (NC) getting close to 1 inch. Along with the rain, we will get a warm-up and increasing winds. Highs will be in the low to mid 60s on Monday thanks to a warm front that will lift north tonight. Wind speeds will also increase out of the SW at 15-25mph with 30mph gusts possible Monday morning and afternoon. A weak cold front will slide through the region Monday night, so Tuesday will be slightly cooler with highs in the mid 50s.

Our next storm system will move up from the south on Wednesday. Models are still disagreeing on its exact location and strength, so this is something that will need to be watched. Don’t forget the umbrella tomorrow!

Meteorologist Tiffany Savona





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