RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It won’t be a drought buster, but a soaking rain is about halfway done (as of 11:30am). Since we are in a drought and this is our first significant rainfall in the forecast in many weeks, today is a First Alert Weather Day.
Many areas have gotten 1/3 to 1/2 inch already (as of 11:30am) with more to come midday and afternoon.
The chance for thunderstorms is highest east of I-95, which is also where the heaviest rainfall is expected...but we don’t expect many lightning strikes. For the most part, this is a beneficial rain.
Rainfall totals by the time the rain ends around 4 or 5pm could reach 1 inch in spots.
Flooding is not expected.
The rain won’t eliminate the drought, but it will prevent the drought from getting worse and start reducing the rainfall deficit in Central Virginia.
Additional rain chances are expected early next week!
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