Rainy weather in store for Suffolk

Published 8:46 pm Monday, October 17, 2011

Suffolk has a couple of rainy days ahead from a low-pressure system moving up the East Coast.

Rainfall between one and three inches is possible from the storm in Suffolk, said Mike Rusnak, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

“It looks like we’re going to have a good amount of rain,” he said. But, he added, “We really don’t expect much in the way of a wind issue here.”

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On Tuesday night, between one and two inches of rain is expected to fall. On Wednesday, up to an additional inch is possible.

The rain should taper off by Wednesday night. On Thursday, the weather will be sunny with a high near 64.

Hurricane season still is in effect for another month and a half. On Monday, meteorologists were watching an area of interest in the Gulf of Mexico with a 30-percent change of becoming a tropical storm in the next two days.

Even at this point in the hurricane season, preparedness for tropical and other types of storms is key.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management suggests every household have an emergency kit that includes at least three days’ worth of bottled water and non-perishable food; a battery-powered or hand-crank radio; batteries; and a written emergency plan.