We had some scattered heavy rain showers yesterday across the region. The deep layer of moisture in the region surrounded a weak area of low pressure. The created some very heavy downpours. An estimated 3-7″ of rain fell between the Northern Neck to near Richmond. Amounts varied in other locations. Here are some of the 48 hour rain totals:
Last night the area of low pressure moved offshore. Now it is moving away from the region. A cool front moved through last night. High pressure is building in behind it.
So we started this morning a lot cooler and drier. Temperatures started in the 50s and low 60s. It felt great. A little cool even when the breeze blew. Today we’ll have clearing skies. It will be nice and dry all day with dew points in the 50s. The northwest breeze will stay up at about 5-15mph. High temps will be in the low 80s with upper 70s near the shore. There is a moderate threat for rip currents despite a nice surf of 2-4 ft. Water temps are in the 70s.
Tomorrow we’ll warm up a little, but it will still be dry. High temps will warm up to the low-mid 80s. We’ll be dry through the daytime. Then we’ll have a few isolated showers by the evening. A cold front will move through tomorrow night. After some brief showers overnight we’ll dry out again for Wednesday. It will be cool and pleasant with highs in the mid 70s. We’ll warm up a little to near 80 on Thursday, but it will still be very dry. Then we’ll warm up Friday into the weekend. I’ll have more details on next weekend’s forecast in tomorrow’s weather blog.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler