StormTracker8: Wind and rain return this afternoon
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Yesterday turned out pretty nice! We got rid of the morning showers and just as expected, we largely stayed dry. In fact, some even saw the sun!
The remnants of Ian currently in West Virginia will move kind of East then a bit Southeast, bringing us rain again today and increase our winds. Rain will move into the area from North to South today, with activity increasing in the afternoon. Rain will be light with no threat for severe weather.
However, we will be seeing the winds increasing as the rain arrives. Winds will be out of the north and while quiet in the morning, will increase to 15-25mph this afternoon, with a few gusts higher than that possible.
Today’s rainfall will only amount to a few tenths of an inch for most; though if you live in Ashland or areas north, you will be seeing 1/4-1/2″ through about 10pm.
Winds do not let up overnight. In fact, they may increase a tough. Clouds and a few showers stick around overnight with a low of 49.
Monday and Tuesday’s forecast will be HIGHLY dependent on where you live. The remnants of Ian moving through Virginia today will merge with a coastal low and park right off the coast for Monday and Tuesday. The extent of the rain will depend on where it settles. Even a few days out, models differ on where it decides to stay. If it hangs out just off the coast, it will be pretty wet for both Monday and Tuesday for most of the area. However, if it shifts a bit farther east and sits there, we will be seeing a whole lot less rain, particularly for areas East of I-95. Right now I think both are too extreme–it won’t be a washout for everyone those days, but it also won’t be mainly dry.
I think a good bet for Monday and Tuesday will be to expect scattered showers for most of the area, turning heavier on Tuesday as the system exits. Areas east of I-95 will see quite a bit more rain than areas west. It’s also going to be windy during this entire period, with winds still out of the north at 10-25mph. On top of that, it’s going to be seasonably cool with highs only in the 50s–a cool, breezy, and wet start to our week! Below is the rainfall TOTAL forecast from this morning through Tuesday at 8am (and more rain is expected Tuesday).
High pressure builds in beginning on Wednesday, finally starting a dry period. Temperatures will rebound to closer to average. Wednesday we’ll see clouds moving out and a high in the lower 70s. Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny with mid and upper 70s.
A cold front moves through Friday into Saturday. It won’t have enough forcing to bring much cloud cover and it’s looking to move through dry too, but it will drop temperatures heading into next week. Expect sunshine and low to middle 60s next Saturday and Sunday.
Still just that one area to watch that is off the western coast of Africa. It has a 20% chance of further development in 2 days; 70% chance in 5 days.Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.