It was really coming down over parts of Virginia Beach yesterday. We had several reports of street flooding in the region. This is how it looked to Tracey Minnich near the Virginia Beach courthouse:
The rain came down heavy there, but it wasn’t as heavy in other areas. Here are the 24 hour rain totals for the region.
Notice that the airport in Newport News had 0.0″. I did have a weather watcher in Yorktown(Scott) say that he only had 0.1″. So that could be correct. Don Roberts said he did get some rain at this house on the Peninsula, but he didn’t give any amounts. Now there was definitely a lot of humidity in the region. However, there was also a stationary front nearby. This helped to create the showers and storms. Today that front has fallen apart. So while we are calling for some scattered showers and storms today, there should be less coverage than yesterday.
Temperatures will heat up to near 90, but it will feel like the low/mid 90s with the heat index. Winds will be out of the south/southwest at 5-10mph.
Tomorrow a cold front will approach the region. It won’t make it into Hampton Roads until tomorrow evening. So we’ll heat up again out ahead of it.
We’ll rise up to the low 90s, and it will be humid again with dew points in the low-mid 70s. Folks that have been hoping for a cool-down will get their wish on Sunday. The front will move through Saturday night into Sunday. This will create a good chance for showers and storms. I’ll wait to forecast rain amounts though as the computer models tend to lower the coverage as the rain gets closer to the area. Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80. The front will get hung up just to our south on Monday. So we’ll hold onto the coolness with more rain in the forecast. Through next week we will heat up again. Highs will rise to the upper 80s by Thursday. By next weekend, the models are showing a BIG cool down. How cool? Highs in the low 70s maybe. Possible lows in the 50s. Maybe….maybe some lows in the 40s inland, but that may be a stretch. A possible frost over parts of the Midwest. It’s still early though. So stay tuned.
The tropics are pretty quiet for now. Well, the Atlantic anyway. Have a good weekend. Hampton Bay Days is happening. The NASCAR race in Richmond should be happening, but that could be pretty stormy. Also, I’ll be down at Mount Trashmore for the “Out Of The Darkness” walk for suicide prevention on Saturday.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler