Scattered Showers This Weekend; Surf Update

June 29th, 2013 at 9:54 am by under Weather

We will be looking at more clouds and scattered showers across Hampton Roads today. Overnight we had a large cluster of storms move across our area, but we only saw 0.10″ – 0.25″ of rainfall. Today scattered storms could add another 0.50″ of rainfall.

Not typical of June

Not typical of June

This is strange to see such a large and closed off storm system across North America this time of year. Normally we see this in winter when we have our cold spells and chances for snowfall. Instead we are seeing a persistent southwest wind which is keeping the heat and humidity around our area. Today the risk for severe weather remains low, so we will see the garden-variety thunderstorms and showers this morning and afternoon.

Scattered showers around midday

Scattered showers around midday

It will be hit or miss again today with the rainfall, but most of us should see some today. The clouds will keep our highs near 85 today.

More Rain Tomorrow

More Rain Tomorrow

The pattern of off and on rain/storms continues tomorrow, Monday and even in to Tuesday. For Wednesday and Thursday (Independence Day) We have a smaller chance to see rain.

 

Surf Update:

Yesterday a few of the beaches across the OBX saw a few larger waves develop in the afternoon. Today the windswell offshore (from the strong southwest winds) will keep the waves moving in. We should see waves around 2ft for the Oceanfront today. 3-4ft waves for the OBX. Tomorrow conditions are looking better:

Wave Watch III

Wave Watch III

Sunday morning waves should be 2-3ft for the Oceanfront and around 3-5ft for the OBX. The wind will stay offshore so conditions will be clean. Low tide is near 9am tomorrow and High tide will be close to 2:30pm.  I think after a 3 week dry spell I’ll be out there to check it out. Water temperatures are 67-70 for the Oceanfront. 61-66 for north of Kill Devil Hills, 67-70 for Nags Head, and near 75 for Cape Hatteras.

Remember, for swimmers the rip current risk will be high with the bigger waves tomorrow.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

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