Sunday’s Heavy Rain

July 22nd, 2013 at 12:21 am by under Weather

It was a very busy night in the weather center! Some folks saw a lot of heat today while others saw strong storms. Thunderstorms first developed across Norfolk and Ocean View earlier this afternoon. Then these storms slowly expanded northward to the Peninsula and remained stationary over the Peninsula and Middle Peninsula for a couple of hours. Flash flooding quickly became the main threat due to the slow moving nature of these storms. The heaviest rain fell across portions of York County.

Location of Heaviest Rain

Location of Heaviest Rain

The highest totals came from Grafton and Seaford in York County. Here is a closer look.

Heaviest Rain Fell in York County

Heaviest Rain Fell in York County

Here are some of the totals coming in from the National Weather Service:

Grafton = 5.02″
Seaford = 3.97″
Newport News = 3.16″
Yorktown = 2.82″
Poquoson = 1.33″

 

Below are some rainfall totals from viewers.

Viewer Rainfall Totals

Viewer Rainfall Totals

Thank you everyone that sent us storm photos and pictures of flooding tonight. Click here to see the slideshow on wavy.com.

More rain will be possible Monday afternoon as highs top out around 90°. Remember the rain will be hit or miss, so you may not see rain at your house. Jeremy will have an update on the rain chances on WAVY News 10 Today starting at 4:30 AM, plus there will be an update on the gas line that was struck by lightning in Grafton.

Meteorologist: Tiffany Savona

 

 

 

 

 

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