Written by Meteorologist Ros Runner (11:00 am, 10/3/2017)
Here's a look back at the month of September and the days where measureable rainfall was recorded at the Richmond International Airport (RIC):
The bulk of the rain fell on the first 2 days of the month! Here's a look at our deficit for the month and where we stand for the year so far:
While we were a little behind through the end of August, we have seen a substantial increase in our rainfall deficit courtesy of a dry September. It's becoming abnormally dry, but we are not in any immediate danger of drought conditions as long as we get some rain soon.
So when can we expect to see some rain again? Well, it looks dry through the end of the week into the start of the upcoming weekend. Beyond that, it does appear that our prospects for rain will be improving by later this weekend and early next week. The timing of the rain is still in question with the GFS (American Model) showing a more substantial rain arriving during the day Sunday:
The European Model (ECMWF) brings the chance for some scattered showers on Sunday but a more widespread opportunity for rain by Monday:
Bottom line, it looks like were going to go AT LEAST 24 DAYS IN A ROW without measureable rain in Richmond!! Hopefully day 25 will be the charm and bring us something....of course, that would coincide with the last day of the Virginia State Fair which in the past has usually been an event that seems to attract a fair share of rainy days.
We'll continue to update you on the timing of this much needed rain on-air, online at nbc12.com, and through your NBC12 First Alert Weather App. If by chance you haven't downloaded our weather app, it's FREE!