We had some heavy rain in places this weekend. For some it has been great! It really added up in the rain gauges. Here are some of the rain reports for the last 48 hours.
Not everyone had that much rain though. Between Saluda and the Northern Neck there were only a few spotty showers which only registered a trace to a tenth of an inch. However, I got a report of over 2″ down along the Outer Banks (Manteo). Part of the reason for the rain was the moisture pooling up out of the south. Another part of it was a slow moving cold front that today is almost stalling out just offshore.
We’ll have a few more rain showers this morning. Scattered showers and pockets of drizzle will fall this morning through the early afternoon. Then we’ll dry out a bit with only a stray shower or two later today. The sun may pop out for a bit. We’ll have a northeast breeze. High temps will be in the upper 60s, but there will be some 70s inland.
The second cold front will come through tomorrow. It should fall apart as it moves in, but it will reinforce the cool air that’s in place. Highs will be in the 60s. We’ll have lots of clouds with a few more scattered showers. Then we’ll dry up as we go into Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will be in the 70s, then the 80s.
While we enjoy a couple of cool days in the short-term, our temps will go up by next weekend. However, there has been some record heat lately over other parts of the country and the world. Just a few days ago Phoenix, AZ broke a 70 year old record as they hit 106 degrees.
I also recently saw an article about dangerous heat already happening in the Middle East. A city in Pakistan recently hit a high temperature of 122.4 degrees. There have been a few heat waves there in April over the last few years. Here is the article with more information. Pakistan heat waves.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler