Andrea Evening UpdateJune 7th, 2013 at 6:26 pm by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
For some of us this has been a fairly quiet storm. Other areas have seen a true Tropical Storm. First of all Andrea has become post-tropical. Dry and some cooler air has infiltrated inside the center of the storm to slightly weaken it.
Around Williamsburg there has been some very heavy rainfall. As of 6pm over 7 inches of rain has fallen in Williamsburg. Around 5″ of rain fell in and around West Point, and close to 3.5″ for Gloucester.
This storm will continue to quickly move north tonight. As it moves out of Hampton Roads the threats will diminish for our area. Tomorrow we will be looking at a dry day in the morning with a few scattered storms in the afternoon/evening.
I am a bit late to give you a heads up, but tomorrow (Saturday) is looking like a great day to catch some waves. The swell left behind from Andrea will mean chest high sets for the Oceanfront (Jetty and North End) for tomorrow morning. We should also have a decent offshore SW wind tomorrow at 5-15mph. In the evening we may see a light NE wind develop, but the waves should still be a solid 2-3ft+ tomorrow. On Sunday the swell will diminish quickly and will likely be 1-2ft in the afternoon. I’ll be out there Saturday night somewhere between the North End and the Jetty, see you out in the surf!
Stay safe tonight, and remember if you see a flooded roadway turn around and find an alternate route.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson