Heavy RainJune 12th, 2014 at 12:43 pm by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Heavy downpours moved through the region earlier. The brief deluge flooded out some streets in Hampton Roads as drainage systems had a tough time keeping up.
That photo was sent in by Paula Matis in Virginia Beach. We had a lot of reports of street flooding. The area of heavy rain started out in Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Norfolk. Then it moved to Hampton and Virginia Beach.
The area really needed some rain. So in the end it will be a good thing despite a couple of flooded vehicles. Here are the 24 hour rain totals so far:
Scattered showers and storms will continue into the afternoon. The rain has cooled our temperatures, so I don’t anticipate severe weather. However, we could still see some heavy rain. For more on the longer range forecast you can read my previous blog: Blog from this morning.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler