Heavy Rainfall With Totals Over 4 Inches

July 11th, 2013 at 5:47 pm by under Weather

We started to see popup showers around Noon today develop across the Peninsula and also the Southside Cities. At that 2-3pm time frame the thunderstorms really continued to develop and produce some very heavy rainfall.

Storms Moving over the JRB  Credit: Keisha Cook

Storms Moving over the JRB
Credit: Keisha Cook

As of 5:30pm I have not heard reports of widespread flooding, mostly areas with minor levels of water over parking lots and side roads.


Location Unkown Credit: Salena Soto

Location Unknown
Credit: Salena Soto

Some rainfall totals as of 5:30pm:

  • Chesapeake: 4.12″
  • Suffolk: 3.57″
  • Fentress Field: 3.18″
  • Newport News Airport: 1.03″
  • Norfolk Airport: 0.98″
  • Virginia Beach Oceanfront: 0.69″
  • Currituck: 0.60″

There is a Flash Flood Watch for the majority of the area until tomorrow morning.

NAM Model Rainfall @ 7am Friday

NAM Model Rainfall @ 7am Friday

It still looks like we could see some heavy rainfall tomorrow morning across the Hampton Roads cities at drive time. This model keeps the showers and thunderstorms scattered as we go in to the afternoon.

Tune in tomorrow morning, starting at 4:30am Jeremy Wheeler will have a look at your Friday Forecast.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

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