Blog: Slogging Through The Rain!

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Widespread rain moved into the region this morning for the entire AM commute. It has made driving difficult at times over the last 24 hours. Unfortunately, this wet weather pattern continues for a couple more days. This has been caused by a lot of overrunning.

I’ve talked frequently about that weather pattern over the last few weeks. A stationary front is to our south. We are on the cool side of the boundary with high pressure well to our northwest.

As of writing this blog, we picked up about a quarter of an inch of rain since midnight. That hasn’t been factored into the monthly totals for Norfolk. So far they have recorded 6.45″ of rain since January 1st.  Rain will continue on-and-off through the early afternoon. Then the showers should become more scattered for the rest of the day. Temps will only top off in the 40s with a couple of 50s south.  Winds will be out of the northeast at  8-12mph. Chilly, and wet, and breezy!  Oh my. 

We’ll have some scattered showers overnight, but I don’t think the rain will be widespread. There may be some drizzle though along with the rain. Low temps will be in the upper 30s to around 40. Tomorrow there may be a brief break in the rain during the morning, but the rain will become widespread again from the late morning through the late afternoon. 

The rain may be heavy at times. That could lead to some isolated flooding. It won’t be from tidal effects.  Just due to the persistent rain and saturated ground. Between now and Saturday evening we could pick up a solid half inch to an inch of rain. Some locations could get up to an inch and a half.

On Sunday the pattern will change. The front will lift north as a warm front. Temps will warm to the 70s.  We’ll have less rain showers, and the sun should pop out some more. A cool front will move thorugh late in they day. This will finally bring in some drier/mild weather into early next week. High pressure will build into the eastern US for a couple of days. We’ll have partly cloudy skies from Monday through Wednesday. High temps will be in the 50s and 60s.  It’s about time… Until then….hang in there!

Before I go.. Many folks heard about the snow that fell recently in Las Vegas.  However, snow even fell in Los Angeles.  That is very rare.  Take a look: LA Snow.

Meteorollgist: Jeremy Wheeler

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