An Umbrella Might Be Your Best Friend

May 18th, 2013 at 9:11 am by under Weather

We started this morning with heavy rain and a few thunderstorms across Hampton Roads.

Rain Totals At 9am

Rain Totals At 9am

I got a report of over 2.25″ from a weather watcher in Smithfield. Our weather watcher on the Eastern Shore received 0.25″ of rain this morning. More rainfall is possible this Saturday as we have a weak upper-level low in place.

Scattered Showers

Scattered Showers

Future Trak @ 3

Future Trak @ 5

If you are going to one of the many outdoor events today grab the umbrella. You can use it either as a walking stick or as a way to keep you dry. The best chance for seeing showers will be this afternoon. Some sunshine is also possible today with highs reaching 76 this afternoon. Tomorrow the stationary boundary will slowly lift north which will keep areas to the south dry.

Future Trak Tomorrow @ 6am

Future Trak Tomorrow @ 6am

The stationary front keeps the energy and upward motion in place, so the chance for seeing blue skies is small this weekend. The front with continue to shift north and south tomorrow, so basically, once again we could see scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Weekend Rain Chances, Higher in the Afternoon.

Weekend Rain Chances, Higher in the Afternoon.

Keep and eye on Super Doppler 10 in the afternoon for today and tomorrow as we could see more thunderstorms across Hampton Roads. Stay dry!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

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