Quick Midday UpdateApril 7th, 2014 at 1:21 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
This is just a quick midday update. Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler wrote a much more detailed weather blog this morning. Rain has become more widespread this midday and will continue through the afternoon and evening. Heavier pockets of rain are located across some of our westernmost counties right now, but are moving northeast. The heavy rain near Emporia will be in the metro around between 2-3 PM.
We are tracking a warm front which has just moved into Portsmouth around 1 PM. Lots of fog developed on Tower Cam 10 due to the increase in moisture. Temperature and dew point readings will rise when the front moves into your area.
The Storm Prediction Center has shifted the area under a Slight Risk for severe weather this afternoon/evening a little bit farther south.
This seems more reasonable, because these areas will be south of the warm front for a longer period of time. Southside Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina will have the greatest chances for seeing strong to severe storms later this afternoon/evening. We are not thinking this will be widespread event. Any strong to severe storm should be very isolated. The main severe weather threat will be gusty winds. We can’t rule out the possibility of an isolated tornado across North Carolina, due to the high amount of wind shear in the atmosphere. But, overall, the tornado threat is very low. Our latest Future Trak model has widespread rain through the evening commute with more gaps in the precipitation this evening.
I will have another update on WAVY News 10 starting at 4 PM and Chief Meteorologist Don Slater will be on WAVY News 10 at 5, 5:30 and 6 PM. Remember you can always track the rain on Super Doppler 10 radar on wavy.com. Stay tuned!
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona