Rainfall totals from last nights storm are pretty impressive. There was a tornado that moved through Suffolk and caused a lot of damage to trees, homes, and other property. And many others felt the effects of the storm with thunder, lightning and extremely heavy rainfall. Here’s a look at some of the rainfall totals from last night:
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of the storms for the weekend. We have more rain on the way this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms that will be moving in could be on the strong to severe side again. It looks like we’ll see scattered showers through the morning and early afternoon before widespread rain and storms move in. If we do see any sunshine throughout the day, that only adds energy to the atmosphere and intensify the storms.
We’ll start to see some storms firing up mid afternoon across the Southside and NE NC, this could produce really heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts. So if you have any outdoor plans, prepare to go inside quickly as you hear the storm approaching.
The SPC has the area shaded in yellow under a SLIGHT risk for severe storms and everyone else in green under a MARGINAL so I think the worst of it will be through NE NC and the Southside but everyone should prepare in case these storms intensify.
Everyone in green is also under a Flash Flood Watch. Due to the high rainfall totals that we have already had, the potential for even more rain could cause some areas to go over the edge. A Watch means the potential is there but if a Flash Flood Warning occurs, it means it’s already happening or about to happen. Either way, if you see water on a road do not try to drive through it.
A few showers will continue into Monday but more quiet weather moves back in after that!
Meteorologist Casey Lehecka