Dry Out Soon?

May 22nd, 2013 at 8:08 am by under Weather

There are many folks in the region that are asking when we are going to dry out.  Some folks ask that because they’ve had heavy rain recently.  Other folks ask because they don’t want the high humidity just yet that is common in mid-late Summer.  Yesterday we had heavy rain across parts of the southside.  There were several downpours across Virginia Beach and Chesapeake especially.

Estimated Rain Totals

Estimated Rain Totals

The rain created flooded streets in a few areas.  This was one photo sent in from Christy near Kempsville and Princess Anne Roads in Virginia Beach.

Flooded Street (Virginia Beach)

Flooded Street (Virginia Beach)

We’ve had a lot of deep humidity over the last few days.  However, today we have dried out just a little bit in the mid levels.  So we saw a good bit of sunshine this morning across the region.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

Notice that the strong storms that were over Oklahoma yesterday have pushed south and east today.  So they will get a chance to resume cleanup and rescue efforts there.  Locally we will be under the influence of weak high pressure.  So we’ll have partly sunny skies with only a slight chance for a shower or storm this afternoon.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

Tomorrow the cold front (shown above) will move into western Virginia and North Carolina.  We’ll see a good chance for showers and storms out ahead of it.  We’ll still be warm tomorrow with highs in the low 80s.  Then the front will finally move through here Friday morning.  That will give us more rain, but then we’ll really start to dry things out by Friday afternoon.  Highs on Friday through the weekend will be in the low-mid 70s.  Lows will be in the 50s Saturday morning through Monday morning.  The big thing is that we will really dry things out for the entire Memorial Day weekend.  It should feel great.  This is typically the time of year where we get the warmer weather, but the deep humidity doesn’t sit over the area for a long time.  That usually comes in late June or early July.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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