The Peninsula and the Hampton Roads area will be getting lots of rain, but minimal threat of any sort of severe weather, throughout the rest of the week.
The National Weather Service station in Wakefield predicts that the region could get as much as three inches of rain over the next few days, with the precipitation lasting through the weekend.
“The center of the precipitation is down off the west coast of Florida and gradually working its way northward,” meteorologist Bill Sammler said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s going to continue to feed moisture northward into this area.
“There may be certain local areas within the region that could get even more than two or three inches, but it’s hard to say precisely where at this point.”
Sammler said there was no clear threat of flooding, though certain urban areas might see temporary high waters if they receive a significant amount of rain in a short time period.
He said there is no current indication of conditions that would cause hail or winds strong enough to cause damage.
“The biggest threat is the potential for heavy rain,” Sammler said. “There may be some embedded thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon and evening hours, but mostly it should be just the same stuff we’re used to seeing in Hampton Roads.”
Highs this week are expected to be in the low-to-mid 80s, according to the NWS. Lows will be between 69 and 71 degrees.
Total rainfall, in inches, during the month of May in Hampton Roads, as measured at the airport in Norfolk:
2018: 3.23 (and counting)
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