HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS POUND HAMPTON ROADS ON SATURDAY… SLOWLY DISSIPATING FRONT LINGERS ALONG THE COAST… THIS WEEK SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT COOLER THAN LAST WEEK

A rather solid line of showers and thunderstorms plowed through SE VA late on Saturday dumping heavy rain in many areas. I picked up about 1.50 inches in my backyard, but some areas received much more rain. Norfolk and some surrounding areas received over 3 inches of rain and this caused flooding for some localized areas. The slow moving frontal system that caused this rain is still around today but it it slowly weakening. Although there is still a chance of rain on Sunday, forecasters don’t believe the rain will be as widespread as it was on Saturday. However, there is still a potential for heavy rain for those spots that do receive the rain. NE NC has the best chance of rain on Sunday. Monday should be a little drier, but the trough over the east could still cause a shower or two. This is the same trough that pushed Hurricane Bill out to sea. Speaking of Bill, as of this writing, he is slowly weakening and is moving swiftly N-NE towards the coastal waters of Nova Scotia. Seas should slowly calm down here in VA Beach, but swimmers should not venture in the water today. The rest of the tropical Atlantic  looks quiet for now.

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