A broad area of low pressure along a stalled frontal boundary remains over our region. Plus, an upper level low has closed off over the Ohio River Valley. These features are leading to unsettled weather for our area. Yesterday, some areas received a lot of rain within several hours.
Norfolk received more than 3″ (3.7″ actually)…and similar weather is expected today. The thing is, not everyone will get the downpours…but if your area does, then a quick 1″ – 2″ are possible (especially if the storm is slow moving).
There’s a Marginal Risk for Severe Storms with damaging wind being the primary risk. Also, localized flooding will be a concern (as previously mentioned). Best timing for rain will be after 2PM…with rain chances increasing through late afternoon:
Then, models are hinting that more rain will move in throughout the evening:
So, your morning plans should go off without a hitch. However, keep an eye to the sky this afternoon/evening…and have a way of getting severe weather alerts. This timing could definitely change; so, make sure to watch Meteorologist Ashley Baylor tonight on WAVY News 10 and FOX 43 for the latest forecast updates. (The great news is that, as of now, it looks like rain chances go away by Midweek!)
-Meteorologist Deitra Tate