Trending Drier…Soon!

July 2nd, 2013 at 8:23 am by under Weather

Depending on when you read this, the title may be a bit of a tease.  We have seen quite a bit of wet weather this morning.  Scattered showers have moved through, and we saw some heavy rain at times.

Satellite/Radar This Morning

Satellite/Radar This Morning

In the last 24 hours we’ve had widely varying amounts of rain.  Here are some of the local sites on our map:

24 Hour Rain Totals

24 Hour Rain Totals

My weather watchers had some interesting numbers.  Donna in Blackwater only had 0.1″.  Greg in Currituck had 0.8″.  Pam in Gloucester had 1.75″.  Jan in Reedville had a whopping 3 inches of rain, and I saw a similar number up towards Williamsburg.  Wow!  As we go into the afternoon, I think we’ll have more breaks in the rain.  At least compared to yesterday.  Also there is a gap in the clouds well to our south this morning.  Our computer model Future Trak shows this gap and brings some sunshine up into parts of the area this afternoon.  Especially into northeast North Carolina.  I know those folks must need a break from the rain.

Future Trak (3pm)

Future Trak (3pm)

High pressure will steadily build in from the east over the next 24 hours.  This will push a lot of the rain west towards the Appalachians.  They will probably have some flooding over western Virginia and North Carolina in the next 24 hours.  Locally we will see partly cloudy skies tomorrow with only some isolated showers and storms.  By Thursday the rain chances drop off to only about 10%.  So that’s just a stray shower or storm in the afternoon.  We are looking good for Thursday evening for all the 4th of July events.  The wind shouldn’t be too bad.  It will be south at about 10-15mph.  We’ve had some problems with both wind and rain during the 4th of July fireworks over the past 10 years.  So keep your fingers crossed that the forecast doesn’t change too much.  We are also still looking at a good weekend coming up.  Partly cloudy each day with only a stray shower or storm possible.  Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.  C’moooon high pressure. Do your thing.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

2 Responses to “Trending Drier…Soon!”

  1. Cardell says:

    will tempeptures reach 100 dergees or more soon?Thank you for your time jeremery wheeler

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hello Cardell. We got up into the mid-upper 90s a couple of days so far, but we’ve still been shy of 100 degrees. It might wait until later July into August. Typically to get those temperatures we need drier air. We also need the heat to build in the central U.S. and then migrate east. Over the last few days there has actually been some cooling in the Midwest. You take care. Jeremy Wheeler

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