Strong And Severe Storms Possible Tonight

May 21st, 2014 at 4:25 pm by under Weather

Did you notice that the heat and humidity has returned? That is going to be the fuel for stronger storms this evening. One sign of higher ingredients is the widespread cumulus cloud field, you can see it clearly on visible satellite:

Virginias.vis

Credit: NEXLAB College Of DuPage

The Storm Prediction Center has included Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas in a slight risk for this evening. Our biggest risk is for damaging wind gusts.

Storm Risk's

Storm Risk’s

The risk for heavy rain is not as high as last week when we had the flooding, but with severe weather, intense downpours are always possible.

The timing is still looking like this evening between 6 and 10pm

Future Trak @ 10pm

Future Trak @ 10pm

If these storm move through after sunset they can sometimes be a little weaker, but looking at the parameters like CAPE and Shear in the atmosphere we can still see strong storms at this time.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

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