Like A Dump Bucket At The Water Park

July 23rd, 2013 at 8:19 am by 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:

Flooded Streets

Flooded Streets

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:

Stalled Car

Stalled Car

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.

Lightning Hits Chimney

Lightning Hits Chimney

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

Late Week Cold Front

Late Week Cold Front

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

4 Responses to “Like A Dump Bucket At The Water Park”

  1. bonnie says:

    Hello Jeremy,
    Wow! Is all this going to end soon? It seems we have been either roasting or sweating bullets.
    I know we usually are in the 80′s but wow it seems we are dragging this on far too long.

    bonnie

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hi Bonnie. We’ll have a little break here for the next couple of days starting tomorrow. Enjoy it while you can.
      Jeremy

  2. Crystal says:

    I live in Elizabeth City and we haven’t seen a drop of rain from these storms! It’s like an invisible bubble is surrounding us and into Moyock, Sunbury, and Camden. My poor plants are having to get watered twice a day because they are cooking! All we saw last night was lightning. While it was pretty to watch, we could’ve used that rain.

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Sorry to hear Crystal. That is frustrating. The rain has been very scattered lately with some areas seeing flooding and others getting little rain. Maybe you’ll get some with this front in the next 24 hours. Take care. Jeremy W.

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