Evening Weather Update

April 30th, 2014 at 6:07 pm by under Weather

Well so far, thunder and lightning has been the majority for what we have seen this afternoon. We have also gotten some pictures of flooded yards from the 1″ per hour rainfall rates.

Radar Snapshot

Radar Snapshot

Training thunderstorms, or storms that travel over the same area of a long period of time has caused some minor flooding this evening. One thing that Don, Tiffany, and I have been watching are for changes in the severe weather indices. Things like CAPE, Shear, and Helicity have all be marginal for at least some activity for our afternoon. As we have seen, things stayed quiet across the Southside and Peninsula. Gusty winds have been the only result (with an occasional power outage).

In to tonight, another quick wave of rain is possible around midnight. In to tomorrow, the morning looks to be cloudy with a possible shower. The best chance for rain will be close to midday. Highs could be in the upper 70s tomorrow.

-Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

7:45 PM Update:

The tornado watch was cancelled early because the severe weather threat/tornado threat has really gone down over the past hour or so. The only watch still in effect is the Flash Flood Watch until Wednesday morning for our westernmost counties.

Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch

We had reports of localized street flooding this afternoon outside of the watch area due to the heavy rain that developed across some parts of the region. Our Future Trak computer model has a few more showers developing overnight with the main threat being heavy rain.

The latest computer models have more heavy rain moving in around midday on Thursday. We could see a few showers in the morning, but the bulk of the precipitation should arrive in the afternoon. Here is what our Future Trak model has at 1 PM. We can’t rule out the possibility of an isolated severe storm, but overall, the severe weather threat will be much lower tomorrow.

Future Trak at 1 PM Thursday

Future Trak at 1 PM Thursday

Scattered showers and storms will continue into tomorrow evening, but should finally come to an end for everyone Thursday night. Friday is looking drier and cooler with highs in the lower 70s. Meteorologist Don Slater will have an update coming up on WAVY News 10 at 10 on FOX43 and WAVY News 10 at 11.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

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