Rainy Saturday, but Drier Sunday Ahead!

February 23rd, 2013 at 9:23 pm by under Weather

It has been a rainy, dreary and chilly Saturday across Hampton Roads. Most of the heavier rain fell during the morning hours before tapering off late in the afternoon. Rainfall totals varied from 0.25″ to over 1″ in some locations. Check out these rainfall totals across the metro area:

Saturday Rainfall Totals

Here is a wider view:

Saturday Rainfall Totals

The higher totals were across the Southside and into N.E. North Carolina as expected. February has been a very wet month across Hampton Roads. Norfolk Int’l Airport picked up 3.61″ of rain so far this month. This number is above the average of 3.12″ for the entire month of February and we still have 5 more days to go.  The rain has mainly ended across the region. Since winds are light and the ground is wet, patchy fog could be a problem tonight as well. Earlier this evening around 6:30PM, we could barely see out of our Tower Cam 10 overlooking the Elizabeth River.

Foggy Tower Cam 10

Watch out for reduced visibilities tonight, especially along the Eastern Shore. We are watching an upper level area of low pressure that will move right over Virginia and the Carolinas tonight. This disturbance could spark off a few more showers after midnight and before sunrise on Sunday. A stray AM shower will be possible across the Southside, with the best chances across N.E. North Carolina. Here is our Future Trak model @ 3AM.

Future Trak @ 3AM Sunday

Any rain will come to an end before sunrise Sunday morning. The clouds will clear out by the afternoon and we will see lots of sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 50s, a few degrees above the average high of 52 degrees this time of year. Enjoy the sunshine Sunday and Monday because another storm system will bring rain and wind back to the region on Tuesday. Have a great Sunday everyone!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

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