Strong Thunderstorms Across Hampton RoadsAugust 18th, 2014 at 6:44 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
****See Midnight Update Below****
Thunderstorms developed off to our west earlier today. These storms moved across Hampton Roads early in the evening.
Look at the shelf cloud in this picture! A shelf cloud is the line of bright white clouds that you see in the picture. These types of clouds are usually on the leading edge of a thunderstorm. When you see a cloud like this it usually means the thunderstorm is strong and will contain strong wind gusts and heavy rainfall. Some areas in Virginia Beach saw over 2 inches of rain in under an hour. This caused street flooding in many areas. Looking ahead to tonight we should start to see a break from the thunderstorms, but the rain will continue.
Most of the rain should push offshore by tomorrow morning.
Scattered showers with an occasional rumble may occur, otherwise the severe threat is going to be low. We will keep an eye on these storms as we go into the evening.
Scattered showers will continue overnight. Severe weather threat is over, but heavy rain is still possible. Here are Tuesday’s rain chances starting at midnight tonight.
Scattered showers and storms are possible Tuesday afternoon, but the rain shouldn’t be as widespread as what we saw today. Rain will be hit or miss.
Tune into WAVY News 10 Today at 4:30 AM for another update with Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler.
Meteorologists Jeff Edmondson & Tiffany Savona.