Unsettled Pattern Continues…

June 9th, 2013 at 10:36 pm by under Weather

Most of your Sunday was dry, but we did have a few showers and storms develop a few hours before sunset. The severe storm in Southampton County barely moved and dumped heavy rain over the same area. Some places near Franklin saw 2-4 inches of rain in just 1-2 hours. These rainfall totals prompted a Flash Flood Warning. According to the National Weather Service, there are reports of trees down in Gum, high water in Sunbeam and half dollar size hail in Newsoms.

Radar Image with Warning

Radar Image with Warning

We may see a few more showers develop tonight, but I think the activity will diminish after sunset and then ramp up again tomorrow. There is plenty of moisture in place across the region. Check out the dew points.

Dew Points

Dew Points

We can typically feel the humidity when dew points are in the 60s. Dew points in the 70s are extremely high, which is why it feels so muggy and uncomfortable outside. Patchy fog may develop overnight in some areas if wind speeds come down.

A few widely scattered showers will be possible Monday morning.

Future Trak at 7 AM

Future Trak at 7 AM

Better chances for rain and storms arrive late in the afternoon and evening.

Future Trak at 5 PM

Future Trak at 5 PM

Rain should increase in coverage starting around 4-5 PM and should continue right through midnight. Looks like rainfall totals will range from 0.5-1 inch with higher totals possible. The cold front will move through Hampton Roads early Tuesday morning. Typically, we cool down after a cold front moves through the region. Instead, we will heat up even more! This front will bring in slightly drier air from the west, which will knock our humidity levels down a little bit for a day or so. Dry air warms up more efficiently, so temperatures will be soaring close to 90° Tuesday and Wednesday. Next strong cold front moves in late Thursday into Friday bringing another good chance for showers and storms along with “slightly” cooler weather for the end of the week and into the weekend.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

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