WEATHER: Heavy rainfall overnight

Posted at 5:57 AM, Jul 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-10 10:02:27-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A Flood Advisory was issued early this morning for the Richmond metro area because of a long heavy thunderstorm (non-severe) that developed right over Richmond around 3 a.m., and then dumped as much as three inches of rainfall in just a couple of hours. Storm motion was very slow to the east at a mere 10 to 15 mph. That Flood Advisory was allowed to expire at 6 a.m. as the heaviest rainfall moved east of the Metro and drainage is now occurring. Some parts of the Metro received about three inches of rainfall in just a few hours.  Richmond International Airport recorded 1.36 inches from the overnight/early morning storm, upping our rainfall Monday through Tuesday to 1.82 inches. The year-to-date tally now stands at 18.40 inches for 2012 at RIC.

Check out some of the videos Meteorologist Carrie Rose shot on her iPhone as the rain was pouring on the CBS 6 studio in Richmond on West Broad Street.

Here are some of the radar-estimated rainfall totals this morning through 6:00 a.m.

Here's what the Flood Advisory looked like when it was in effect:

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