Heavy Rainfall and Flooding TonightJuly 22nd, 2013 at 6:48 pm by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Heavy Rainfall affected parts of Hampton Roads this evening:
As I am writing this it is still raining heavy in areas across the Peninsula and towards Suffolk. Yesterday over 5″ of rain fell across the Peninsula totally saturating the ground. These storms from yesterday and today developed mostly from the daytime heating and the sufficient amounts of moisture in the atmosphere.
The extra rainfall that we saw this evening helped to easily create more flooding in Newport News.
Once we get closer to 9pm the rainfall should begin to diminish across the area.
Overnight tonight we should then see partly cloudy skies and more sunshine for tomorrow. It also looks to be hot and humid tomorrow with a high near 91.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson