Strong Thunderstorms Across Hampton Roads

August 18th, 2014 at 6:44 pm by under Weather

****See Midnight Update Below****

Thunderstorms developed off to our west earlier today. These storms moved across Hampton Roads early in the evening.

Shelf Cloud Moving into Norfolk

Shelf Cloud Moving into Norfolk

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.

Future Trak at 12 AM

Future Trak at 12 AM

Most of the rain should push offshore by tomorrow morning.

Future Trak Tomorrow at 5am

Future Trak Tomorrow at 5am

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.

Midnight Update:

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.

Tuesday's Rain Chances

Tuesday’s Rain Chances

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.

Future Trak at 3 PM Tuesday

Future Trak at 3 PM Tuesday

Tune into WAVY News 10 Today at 4:30 AM for another update with Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler.

Meteorologists Jeff Edmondson & Tiffany Savona.

2 Responses to “Strong Thunderstorms Across Hampton Roads”

  1. Mary Graves says:

    Where can I find a still image of the unusual cloud formation over Buckroe Beach that you showed during the weather forecasts yesterday? I’d love to add it to my digital collection.

    Thank you!

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hello Mary. It is a cool pic isn’t it? I can send you the picture through email. I will use the one given here. Is that a lowercase L or an upper case I in your email? I will copy and past and hope that it works. Jeremy W.

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