The coastal storm that we have been keeping our eyes on is continuing to move across our region. It has been very steady throughout the afternoon and for some areas will continue heavy through the next couple of hours, but for others it’s already starting to slow down.
The Outer Banks will still be dealing with the heaviest of the rain and the strongest wind gusts, but the center of low pressure is moving farther off shore which is good news for many areas along the South Side. This means the rain won’t last quite as long, and it won’t be as heavy. But it still will be fairly windy through tonight on into tomorrow morning.
You can see through much of the Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Eastern Shore that the rain isn’t very heavy and I think this will continue through the rest of the evening. The center of low pressure is over the Atlantic and that continues to move NE so it will be moving out late tonight.
Overall, this system has produced around an inch of rain for Elizabeth City and about a half of an inch so far in Norfolk. These amounts will be a bit higher once this storm is done but we’re not looking at the possibility of flooding. Much better weather moves back in for the next couple of days!
-Meteorologist Casey Lehecka