RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian has given us a brief break from the wind and the rain this afternoon and evening, but this break will be short lived!
Before we get too far, here’s a round-up of some of the radar-estimated rainfall over the last 24hours with Ian’s passing, followed by other storm reports of wind gusts and some minor damage:
|Chesapeake Light Tower||87mph||3:20pm 9/30|
|Bavon, Mathews County||58mph||3:16pm|
|South Norfolk Jordan Bridge||55mph||3:29pm|
|Oceana Naval Air Station||52mph||3:16pm|
|Norfolk International Airport||48mph||1:58pm|
|Gwynn’s Island||53mph||8:40pm 9/30|
|Newport News||47mph||8:16pm 9/30|
|Petersburg Airport||40mph||7:15pm 9/30|
|Downtown Richmond||36mph||5:38pm 9/30|
|Richmond International Airport||39mph||6:43pm 9/30|
|Norfolk||Most of downtown flooded||4:00pm 9/30|
|Amburg, Middlesex County||8″ diameter tree snapped in half||3:55pm|
|Chesapeake||shingles blown off, 1″ tree limbs broken||11:23am 9/30|
Overnight tonight, cloud cover will build back in and isolated showers will start to pop up across the region just after midnight. More widespread showers will return mid-morning on Sunday. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
Sunday will be another wet and soggy day across Central Virginia as Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian tries to exit the region by heading east. Scattered showers are likely throughout the morning, but the best chance at seeing any rain will be Sunday afternoon and evening. Winds will ramp up as we go into the afternoon with winds around 10-15 mph inland with wind gusts up to 20-30 mph. Winds will be stronger along the coast with gusts up to 35-45 mph.
A wind advisory has been issued for coastal communities going into Sunday. Highs will be in the middle 60s. We are not expecting flooding to be an issue as rain totals will only be around a tenth of an inch.
Monday morning will start off gusty before the winds start to taper off in the afternoon. Ian will slide off the coast and give us one last day of rain. Rain chances will be higher east of I-95. Highs will be around 60 degrees.
There is a small chance that showers could linger into Tuesday, but we will begin to clear up later in the day. Highs will be in the lower 60s and upper 50s.
Wednesday will be a bit warmer with highs in the lower 70s and mostly sunny skies across the commonwealth.
Thursday will be another pleasant day with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s.
A cold front will pass through on Friday. It does not look like this front will bring much in the way of rain, but it will bring cooler temperatures. Highs will be in the lower 70s to end the week.
Next weekend looks much cooler with highs in the lower 60s and mostly sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday!
Tracking the Tropics:
There is on area to watch in the Atlantic Ocean at the moment. This tropical wave has a 20% chance of development over the next two days and a 70% chance over the next five days.