Mother Nature didn’t let you hit that snooze button this morning – we were tracking heavy downpours along with thunder and lightning across Hampton Roads!
The rain will taper off around 9 AM. Even though the wet weather will move out, the clouds will drag their heels, so expect mostly cloudy skies through Noon with temperatures only warming into the mid-50s.
There will be a few more peeks of sunshine by your evening commute – expect a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures around 60°. We’ll have partly cloudy skies overnight into Friday morning. Temperatures will initially drop into the upper-50s this evening, then rise into the low-60s by tomorrow morning thanks to winds turning out of the south.
No rain is expected for the first half of your Friday, but another round of showers and storms will develop during the late afternoon hours. With a brisk southwest breeze tomorrow, temperatures will warm into the low-80s and dewpoints will hover in the low-60s, so you’ll feel a little bit of stickiness in the air.
The heat, humidity, and a passing cold front will fuel the development of some late day showers and storms tomorrow. After 5 PM, a line of showers and thunderstorms will develop across Hampton Roads, so this could affect your outdoor plans.
With this cold front, I can’t rule out some isolated strong to severe thunderstorms. There will be a slight risk for isolated severe storms across several mid-Atlantic states:
*IF* we see any severe storms develop, the primary threats will be strong winds, hail, and heavy downpours that could lead to some street flooding. We’ll certainly keep an eye on things over the next 36 hours. IF any severe thunderstorm warnings are issued, we’ll let you know on-air and online at WAVY.com!
-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor