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Rain a bother, but not unusual for May in Hampton Roads

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Rain a bother, but not unusual for May

It may seem like the rain won't go away, but it's not unusual for May, forecasters said.

Areas in Hampton Roads have seen between a quarter of an inch to 2 inches of rain in two days of scattered showers and some heavy downpours, according to the National Weather Service at Wakefield.

"There's noting unusual about the rain this time of year. It happens in May; sometimes a weather system like this will hang over the area for a few days of rain," meteorologist Lyle Alexander said Tuesday.

With rain like this, high tides and flooding should not be a problem, Alexander said. Some residents reported water puddled in yards and driveways Tuesday, but area emergency dispatchers said they had not receive calls about flood issues Tuesday.

Other areas in the Southeast have been pummeled with rain over the last few days, including South Carolina and Georgia, which also have had severe flooding, reports The Associated Press.

For Hampton Roads, rain will continue into Wednesday with heavy showers and fog in the morning. Wednesday will be another rainy day, with highs in the low 70s.

The rain will continue on and off for most of the day before temperatures drop into the low 60s Wednesday night. The area may see some relief from the rain Thursday as the weather system moves out of the area to make way for sun Friday.

To check the weather in your area, go to weather.gov and enter your ZIP code.

Canty can be reached by phone at 757-247-4832.

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