4th Tornado Confirmed Plus More Severe Weather Possible

April 28th, 2014 at 6:44 pm by under Weather

The National Weather Service conducted additional damage surveys today and determined that the damage in Jarvisburg in Currituck County was caused by an EF-0 tornado Friday evening. Maximum sustained winds are estimated to have ranged from 65-70mph. The tornado was on the ground for only a half a mile, but it damaged a church and knocked down many trees. Here is the latest map of the tornadoes that developed across North Carolina Friday night.

4 Tornadoes Total

4 Tornadoes Total

The rain has become widespread this evening and will continue on and off overnight. Thunderstorm chances will be going up Tuesday and Wednesday as the warm and moist air surges northward across the Hampton Roads.  A warm front will move northward tomorrow afternoon. Areas to the south of the front will see temperatures in the 70s and areas to the north of the front will be in the 60s. Therefore we could see a few stronger storms develop south of the front. Our latest Future Trak model doesn’t have a lot of thunderstorm activity, so any stronger storms will most likely be isolated across our southern zones.

Future Trak at 7 PM Tuesday

Future Trak at 7 PM Tuesday

The Storm Prediction Center has already highlighted our area in a slight risk for severe weather tomorrow. Notice that the highest threat for severe weather on Tuesday will be across Mississippi and Alabama.

Tuesday's Severe Weather Risk

Tuesday’s Severe Weather Risk

Our thunderstorm chances will be going up even more on Wednesday. Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80°, moisture values will be higher and the area of low pressure will be closer to us at that point. This is why we think we are going to see widespread storms Wednesday afternoon/evening. The Storm Prediction Center has our entire region highlighted in a slight risk for severe weather on Wednesday too.

Wednesday's Severe Weather Threat

Wednesday’s Severe Weather Threat

Our Future Trak model is showing a possible squall line developing by Wednesday at 7 PM. Heaviest rain will likely fall Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Future Trak at 7 PM Wednesday

Future Trak at 7 PM Wednesday

The National Weather Service will be hosting a SKYWARN session Tuesday, April 29th, at 7 PM. This session will be held at the Nauticus Science Center in Norfolk. This class covers all the basic information needed to become a trained storm spotter. The training lasts about 2 hours and is free of change. You will need to register if you plan on attending with the National Weather Service by clicking here.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

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