We still have a lot of the same ingredients in the region today that have caused the recent heavy rain. However, things are slowly changing. In the last 48 hours we have had a high amount of rain. These are the 48 hour rain totals as of 7:30am.
So far Norfolk has had about 6.59″ of rain for the month, and it’s still coming down. I thought this would put us in the top 10 wettest Julys, but the number 10 spot has over 10″. The wettest was 14.37″ in 1994. I doubt we’ll get that much rain before the month ends. Then again….
As of this writing heavy rain was pushing up from the south.
We will have occasional showers today, but I’m hoping for a lengthy break during the afternoon.
On the surface map we still have a stationary front off to the west, but it is weaker. Also the upper level low to our west has weakened a bit.
By tomorrow the upper level low will lift north, and the stationary front will fall apart. Surface winds will be light and out of the southwest. This should allow for a little drying. Hence the rain chances will drop. The sun will pop out with a mix of sun and clouds expected through the day. We’ll have some scattered showers and storms during the afternoon. The chance for rain is 40%. We’ll have a chance for scattered showers and storms Friday into the weekend, but no day should be a washout. We’ll have partly to mostly cloudy skies each day. High temps will be in the upper 80s to low 90s between tomorrow and Sunday. It will stay pretty muggy.
The southeast surface winds aren’t as strong today. So the water should go down gradually in southern Virginia Beach down to Currituck county. By tomorrow the light southwest wind should help even more. It will also help out the recent beach erosion down towards the Outer Banks.
Stay tuned for updates!
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler