Strong Thunderstorms To End The Week

April 11th, 2013 at 5:07 pm by under Weather

The Storm Prediction Center has Hampton Roads in a Slight Risk for severe weather tomorrow. Straight line wind gusts and short periods of heavy rain is possible with the storms we could see tomorrow.

Severe Risk Friday

Severe Risk Friday

The best chances for seeing the strong thunderstorms and lightning will be more towards the afternoon and not in the morning. In the morning we will see a line of rain move through, and there is a small chance for thunder, but these showers will no be severe. The afternoon will be more likely since we will have warmer temperatures and more energy in the atmosphere. Highs should be near 80 tomorrow.

Lightning Chances

Lightning Chances

This is a new model we have, it looks at the chances for thunder/lightning. You can clearly see a line of activity from Delaware down in to NE. N.C.

Front is still to our west.

Front is still to our west.

This line of showers on Future Trak at noon should be part of the morning rainfall. The cold front off to the west, and the possible sunshine before it, will be the areas with the higher chances for thunderstorm activity.

Future Trak in the evening.

Future Trak in the evening.

One thing on our model for tomorrow evening is that it does not show a significant amount of rain. We have to remember that computer models are not the best at forecasting small thunderstorms compared to large scale storm complexes.

The key factor for tomorrow is the what happens during the middle of the day. If we see some sunshine and heating from the sun the chances for severe storms will go up tomorrow.

Stay tuned to our website and WAVY TV in case there are any watches or warnings issued.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

 

 

 

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