Soaking rain slated for Thursday morning

Posted at 1:14 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 14:19:51-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The storm system responsible for producing severe weather in the Plains will push through Virginia Wednesday night through Thursday.  We are not expecting any severe weather, but a few thunderstorms will be possible. Rain will begin to sweep across the state after midnight, with steadier rain reaching the metro just before daybreak.  Periods of steady rain will fall through the morning and rain will turn scattered during the afternoon.

Rain chance is 100% Thursday morning, but the scattering of the rain in the afternoon will keep rain chances a little bit lower.


Rainfall for much of the area will fall in the 0.50" to 1.00" range.  There will be some isolated higher amounts.


The average of many different models comes out to a little over 3/4".


The entire area will dry out Thursday night, and we will be in an extended period of dry weather this weekend through Thanksgiving.