Like A Dump Bucket At The Water ParkJuly 23rd, 2013 at 8:19 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
For the last 2 days we had some very heavy rain. As the title suggests there were times when folks probably felt like they had the big dump bucket fall on them like they have at the local water parks. The rain produced lots of street flooding. We had a report of 3.81″ of rain from East Little Creek Road yesterday. This was what it looked like over there in the early evening:
This photo was sent in by Clay Johnson. I hope that wasn’t his car. Another person sent in a similar photo from the Hampton Blvd. area in Norfolk:
This photo was sent in by John Weaver. Looks like some folks are helping out with a stalled vehicle. Some other rain totals were fairly impressive: Ocean View had 1.24″. Fort Eustis had 0.56″. Scott, my weather watcher in Yorktown, had 1.28″. Pam in Gloucester had 0.5″. There was also a lot of lightning and thunder again. One lightning strike hit a home and started a fire in Virginia Beach. A viewer also sent us an email about lightning hitting her chimney in Yorktown.
This photo was sent in by Cathy on the Peninsula. She mentioned that the brick pieces went flying after it hit.
There is still a lot of humidity out there across the region. The models are going for lesser chances for rain today. I am calling for a 30% chance for showers and storms this afternoon. For reference it was about 50-60% for the region yesterday. It just so happened that most of the metro had the showers and storms. Tomorrow we will also see some scattered afternoon showers and storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s along with ample humidity. By Thursday though a cold front will try to move into the region. If we are lucky then it may cool us down quite a bit
If the front moves a little farther south than currently forecast, then we could see some low 80s. For now I’m calling for mid-upper 80s Thursday and Friday. The rain chances look rather low for Friday and Saturday. At this time they look to increase again on Sunday.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler