Strong Storms Have Developed, A Quick Evening Update

May 10th, 2014 at 5:02 pm by under Weather

We have seen a few stronger storms across parts of the Southside, Peninsula, and Middle Peninsula so far this afternoon. Storms containing heavy rain, hail, and high wind gusts have been the most common.

Skud Cloud Spotted In Newport News

Skud Cloud Spotted In Newport News; Credit: Lem Ollet

We got this picture in earlier today with a question thinking it was a funnel cloud. This is not a funnel cloud but actually skud from the nearby thunderstorm. Skud is basically a cloud that may look threatening, but is not. Skud can sometimes be low hanging clouds off in the distance or nearby. These types of clouds are usually created when thunderstorms are nearby.

Another Example of a Skud Cloud.

Another Example of a Skud Cloud.

Looking ahead in to this evening the threat for stronger storms will still persist, with the main threats being hail and high wind gusts. Below is a look at future trak that you can access anytime on our website here.

Future Trak @ 6pm

Future Trak @ 6pm

Future Trak @ 8pm

Future Trak @ 8pm

The track of these storms will be north of the Peninsula including the Eastern Shore for this evening. Across the Southside and NE N.C. the forecast is looking more dry for the next few hours until sunset. At that point a thunderstorm is possible as the cold front moves in from the north.

To recap, we are still watching Super Doppler 10 for the development of any other strong/severe storms this evening. These storms may contain hail and gusty winds. Remember if you hear thunder, go indoors.

Stay tuned to WAVY.com and WAVY TV 10 for updates. Meteorologist Tiffany Savona will be in the weather center keeping an eye on them tonight.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

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