Great Start To The Work Week!

June 28th, 2015 at 9:30 pm by under Weather

We told you it would be a 50/50 weekend and it most certainly was. It was a rainy and stormy Saturday and you can find a recap on yesterday’s severe weather here. But the weather was 100% better today! Highs were in the low to mid 80s, humidity levels were lower and there was plenty of sunshine. A perfect beach day in my opinion! The good news is that another beautiful day is in the forecast tomorrow. The bad news is that the 90° heat will be returning soon.

Let’s talk about tonight first…Pleasant evening expected as lows drop into the mid to upper 60s by Monday morning. A perfect night to open those windows! Expect a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. Humidity levels will go up just a little bit. The cold front that moved through this morning has stalled out across North Carolina, so a few showers/storms will be possible across the Outer Banks late tomorrow afternoon.

You knew the pleasant weather couldn’t last for long…temperatures and humidity levels will be increasing this week.

Warm-Up This Week

Warming Up This Week

To give you some perspective on humidity levels…today we had dew point temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Tomorrow, dew points will be in the low 60s and then get close to 70° by the middle of the week.

Dew Point Forecast

Dew Point Forecast

The weather pattern hasn’t changed much in the past week or so. There has been a large upper level trough sitting across the eastern half of the U.S. Since this trough isn’t moving, fronts that initially move through the region, then stall out over us for a few days keeping the chance for rain in the forecast. Then when you add more heat, humidity and pieces of upper level energy, rain and storm chances increase and so does the chance for severe weather.

The next chance for rain for us is on Tuesday. There is a very slight chance for a stray afternoon storm, but I think we will have better chances for showers and storms Tuesday night, maybe even a few strong storms across our western counties. Here is what our Future Trak computer model has late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.

Future Trak 12 AM Wednesday

Future Trak 12 AM Wednesday

Enjoy the somewhat “cooler” weather tomorrow (that is….if you can call highs in the 80s cooler) because we crank up the heat on Tuesday!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona


Stormy Saturday, Spectacular Sunday

June 27th, 2015 at 9:09 pm by under Weather

It was a busy Saturday afternoon in the Weather Center. Showers and thunderstorms started popping up after 12 PM. The clouds thinned out, allowing that sunshine to help destabilize the atmosphere even more. I was watching a storm that developed over the Virginia/North Carolina line before coming into work. This storm was the only game in town at the time, so it had plenty of instability and moisture to work with. This storm intensified and produced several funnel clouds across portions of eastern Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Here is a closer look at the circulation between 2-2:30 PM. The circulation was observed right in that notch around North Landing and then continued to push north toward Princess Anne and Farm Bureau Live.

Radar From Earlier

Radar From Earlier This Afternoon

Here are some of the pictures of funnel clouds that were sent into reportit@wavy.com or posted to our Facebook page. Our traffic anchor, Jen Lewis, sent this picture in near Fentress. You can’t see how low the cloud got to the ground because of the trees in the background, but it is a definite lowering.

Funnel Cloud

Funnel Cloud

This picture of a funnel cloud near Fentress was taken by David Feldman. We haven’t heard any reports of the funnel cloud reaching the ground.

Funnel Cloud

Funnel Cloud

We did have some damage reports come into the WAVY newsroom from Virginia Beach after this storm moved through that area. There were reports that trees fell on 2 homes and reports that 2 homes were struck by lightning. Luckily there were no injuries. We also received reports of localized street flooding, many coming in from Hampton and Newport News. Here is what Andrews Boulevard in Hampton looked like after 20 minutes of rain. Thank you to Rabbitt Smith for posting this to our Facebook page.

Street Flooding in Hampton

Street Flooding in Hampton

So…what can we expect for the rest of the night? Well, the tornado watch has expired and the severe weather threat is winding down across the region. The rain we saw earlier has stabilized the atmosphere. We are waiting for a cold front to move into Hampton Roads. This front is currently located across the western half of the state. We will keep the rain chances in the forecast overnight until the front moves in early tomorrow morning. We have plenty of moisture in place, so we could still see some heavy downpours, but I don’t think we will see any severe weather overnight. So you should be able to sleep through the night! :)

Future Trak at 12 AM

Future Trak at 12 AM Sunday

There may be a few lingering showers out ahead of the front early tomorrow morning.

Future Trak at 5 AM Sunday

Future Trak at 5 AM Sunday

All of the rain should move out by 8 AM and the clouds will clear out shortly after that. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, but the humidity levels will be lower, so it will feel great outside. Perfect day to hit the beach or do anything outdoors! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

**Thanks again to everyone who sent in their storm/damage photos to reportit@wavy.com or posted their photos on our Facebook page. Our web team has put all of the photos in a slideshow for you to view on wavy.com.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 


These Storms May Have Some Teeth

June 27th, 2015 at 8:22 am by under Weather

It’s not exactly the nicest start to the weekend -  cloudy skies, occasional showers..

That’s just Round 1.  Round 2 will develop later this afternoon as an area of low pressure slides north of Hampton Roads.  If you have any outdoor plans, you may want to try to push them to Sunday since it’ll be a far better and brighter day!

In the meantime, we’ll be tracking mainly cloudy skies through the morning with an occasional light shower.  After 3 PM, our next round of showers and storms will develop across Virginia and North Carolina.

Future Trak Forecast - 5 PM

Future Trak Forecast – 5 PM

Those splashes of yellow and orange indicate the possibility of thunderstorms with heavy downpours.  Some heavy downpours could lead to localized flooding, so if you live in an area that is generally prone to flooding, watch out for rising water!

Suffice to say, if you’re heading to Pridefest at Town Point Park this afternoon, make sure you bring an umbrella!  If you hear thunder or see lightning, head indoors!

Pridefest - Today

Pridefest – Today

There is a slight chance we could see some isolated strong to severe storms late this afternoon into the evening hours.  If any severe thunderstorm watches or warnings go in effect, we’ll let you know on-air and online at WAVY.com.

Severe Storm Threat - Today

Severe Storm Threat – Today

The area shaded in yellow, including Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore, and northeast North Carolina, indicates a slight risk for some isolated strong to severe storms.  The area shaded in orange indicates more of an enhanced risk for severe storms.  IF we see any severe storms develop, the primary threats will be strong/damaging winds, hail, heavy downpours that could lead to localized flooding, frequent lightning, and we can’t rule out an isolated tornado.  That enhanced risk area has a slightly better chance of seeing an isolated tornado or two..especially through the northern Virginia, central Maryland, and into the Delmarva Peninsula.  We’ll keep an eye on things through the afternoon – Meteorologist Tiffany Savona will be on WAVY News 10 at 6 PM with the latest!

Future Trak Forecast - 9 PM

Future Trak Forecast – 9 PM

Even though it looks like thing quiet down by 9 PM, I’m going to leave the chance for showers and storms in the forecast through the early overnight hours.

The wet weather will be long gone by the time you wake up tomorrow morning.

Future Trak Forecast - 7 AM Sunday

Future Trak Forecast – 7 AM Sunday

We may start off with some residual cloud cover, but those clouds will quickly give way to sunny skies by mid-morning.  Expect abundant sunshine Sunday afternoon along with very comfortable levels of humidity – we’re talkin’ dewpoints back in the upper-50s, near 60°!!  It’ll be a perfect day for outdoor activities with highs in the seasonable mid-80s!

Monday will be just as gorgeous – sunny and comfy with highs in the mid-80s!

Highs will be back in the upper-80s, near 90° by Tuesday and Wednesday, but at least both days look dry….for now.

-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor


Storm Alarm Clock…Part 2

June 26th, 2015 at 8:30 am by under Weather

It happened again.  I thought it might.  And it did.  I got a couple of texts in the middle of the night which alerted me to the severe weather.  So I got up at 12:30am.  I got to work by 2am to relieve meteorologist Don Slater.  I am tired.  Storms contained heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning.  The storms actually woke me up along with the texts.

Radar From Last Night

Radar From Last Night

The rain was very heavy at times.  There were reports of street flooding in the region.  The rain totals were pretty impressive.  Take a look at Chesapeake:

24 Hour Rain Totals

24 Hour Rain Totals

Wow!  A whopping 4.17″ in 24 hours.  Most of that was probably in the last 12 hours.  Virginia Beach had 1.15″.  Newport News had 0.74″.  These strong storms came from several features.  Yesterday we had a cluster of storms form along a warm front.  This was round 1 and there were several severe warnings during the early evening.  The warm front moved deeper into the region during the evening.  Also, an area of low pressure formed at the surface.  Meanwhile there was an upper level wave (short-wave) that streamed out of the Midwest and quickly shot sown to the southeast.  All of these came together late last night into early this morning.  So round 2 packed quite a punch.

3 Weather Features

3 Weather Features

The surface low and the short-wave will move out to sea today.  However, the stationary front will remain.  This will allow for more scattered showers and storms to pop up.  More so during the afternoon and evening.

Future Trak (5pm)

Future Trak (5pm)

The coverage should be less than yesterday.  The storms will have plenty of warmth and moisture.  So we could see a few strong storms this afternoon.  We are under a marginal risk for severe weather today.  That is level 1 out of 5.  Remember though we could get upgraded later today.  We were upgraded yesterday during the afternoon.  Here is a link to more information about what the specific risks mean.  It is from the Storm Prediction Center which puts out the risks: Severe Weather Risk Explained.

Tonight the second area of low pressure that is over Kentucky will head east.  Scattered showers and storms will continue over our area with the front.  The low will move along the front and enter our region tomorrow.  This will enhance our rainfall.  Especially in the afternoon and evening.

Future Trak (Saturday 3pm)

Future Trak (Saturday 3pm)

Waves of rain will keep coming up out of the south.  The rain will increase even more by Saturday night.  Then all of this will head out by early Sunday morning. A nice cold front (as opposed to a mean one) will swipe through the region.  So we’ll see cooler/drier weather for Sunday. Highs will be in the low/mid 80s.  There may be some upper 70s even north of the metro.  This will continue into Monday.  We will heat up to near 90 on Tuesday, but the rain will stay away.

There were several storm reports in the region.  There were a few reports of wind damage as well as large hail.  Here is a map with some of those reports:

Storm Reports

Storm Reports

There may be a few reports posted after I post this blog.  There was a report of a possible funnel cloud over the city of Hertford in North Carolina.  Amanda Taylor posted this photo of it on our facebook page:

Possible Funnel Cloud

Possible Funnel Cloud

You can see the cylinder-type cloud in the distance.  It’s possible that it was a tornado, but I haven’t seen any official reports from there.  It is pretty far in the distance. So that’s why I say it’s a “possible” funnel.  But it looks like it to me.  Also this photo was sent in of some of the lightning in the area:

Lightning Last Night

Lightning Last Night.

This was over NAS Oceana.  You can barely see some of the jets in the foreground.  Sorry, that’s part my fault since I had to reduce the size of the photo.  Still… very cool photo.

Hopefully, the weather won’t be as dramatic here on out, but be ready for some localized flooding and possible strong storms in the next 36 hours.  Come on SUNDAY!!!!  Now… a nap!  ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Meteorologist: JeremZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


Warm Front Lifts Through, Heat/Storms Return

June 25th, 2015 at 9:06 am by under Weather

It was a nice break from the humidity yesterday.  Some spots were still pretty warm, but most of the area had a nice Summer Day.  Today a warm front is lifting up from the south.  This is going to increase our heat and humidity.  As I write this, the front is located between Emporia and Raleigh Durham:

Warm Front Moving In

Warm Front Moving In

As the day goes on, the warm front will lift into Hampton Roads.  This will kick off some scattered showers and thunderstorms.   A few have already formed this morning just to our west.  The models haven’t all handled (initialized) them well.  The ones that do increase the rain chances already by the midday hours.  So I have an increasing chance for showers and storms from the late morning through the mid afternoon (20% up to 40%).  Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.  Winds will be out of the southeast at 8-12mph.   By the time we get to tonight the warm front will have lifted through.  However, the models show a short-wave of energy moving in from the Midwest and a weak surface low forming near our region.  Because of this, they depict a strong band of thunderstorms coming in during the mid-late evening hours.  Here is what our Future Trak model shows at 11pm:

Future Trak (11pm)

Future Trak (11pm)

We are under a slight risk for severe weather between this afternoon and tonight.  I hate to say it, but this scenario is hinting at a repeat of a couple nights ago when we had the line of heavy downpours moved through the region. The area of low pressure will increase in size on Friday, and a cool front will get hung up near the region.  So some more scattered showers and storms are possible with highs near 90.  This surface low will push through the area on Saturday.  Rain is likely for most of the day.  Highs will be in the 80s.  The crescendo looks to occur late Saturday night into the pre-dawn hours of Sunday.  This is when we could see some real downpours.  Localized flooding may even occur in the region.  It should all push out by mid-morning on Sunday.  Then it will be pretty nice out. Highs will be in the low 80s and skies will become partly cloudy.   The nice conditions will continue into Monday.

Overall we’ll see 1-2″ of rain between today and Saturday.  If the heavy rain dumps tonight then some cities could possibly see 3-4″ in that time.  Stay tuned for updates.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Storm Alarm Clock…Cooler Weather Arrives

June 24th, 2015 at 8:28 am by under Weather

Well last night I woke up as the storms passed through the region.  Unfortunately, that was an hour before my alarm was supposed to go off.  They were a little late, but they covered a good bit of area.   The heavy rain was coming down in buckets.  So I had to drive slow to get to work.  My wipers were on high speed the entire commute.  Even after driving slow.  Here is what the radar looked like early this morning:

Radar Early This Morning

Radar Early This Morning

The rain led to ponding on the roads and some brief street flooding.  Luckily this was before the bulk of the morning commute.  We had some good amounts of rain fall in the rain buckets.  Norfolk had 1.4″.  There was 1.47″ in Virginia Beach and 1″ in Newsport News.

24 Hour Rain Totals

24 Hour Rain Totals

This rain was just south of a cold front.  This front will be responsible for our cool-down today.  It is settling into northeast North Carolina this morning.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

High temperatures will rise to the upper 80s with a few 90s inland.  This is a big drop from yesterday.  Norfolk did tie the record of 99 degrees, and there were some 100s inland.  However, yesterday southwest winds delivered the hot temperatures.  Today winds will be out of the northeast.  They will run at 8-12mph.  The front will stall out near the Albemarle Sound.  So there may be a few showers and storms near there.  By tomorrow the front will try to nudge north a bit. This will create some scattered showers and storms in the afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.  By Friday a lot of moisture will begin to surge back into the region.  This will give us some scattered showers and storms. Highs will be in the low 90s with southerly winds.  This will all be out ahead of a bigger system that will be affecting us over the weekend.  We’ll have a strong upper level low and a pocket of cooler air heading towards us.  So rain is likely Friday night into Saturday.  Saturday could be a washout if the models are correct.  By Saturday night into Sunday a large surface low will form to our northwest.  It will move into the northeast states by Sunday evening.  This should allow some drying to happen here  by Sunday afternoon.  And the temps??? We’ll be in the low-mid 80s from Saturday through Tuesday.  Nice!

In global news…There are some regions of the globe that have had way too much rain, and other regions that have been very dry.  And I’m not talking about deserts and rainforests.  We’ve mentioned California lately, but Alaska hasn’t had much attention.  Apparently they are going through a hot/dry spell.  Part of this is due to a lack of snow from this Winter.  Several wildfires have already started there ahead of the season.  Here is an article with more information: Alaska heat & wildfires.

Also, there has been a recent article about global aquifers, and how many of them are losing water at an alarming rate.  It is tied to new data from NASA.  Here’s the article: Global Aquifers.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Severe Storms Possible After Extreme Heat

June 23rd, 2015 at 6:34 pm by under Weather

We officially TIED the record high temperature of 99° today at the Norfolk Airport. But other locations across Hampton Roads did hit the triple digit mark.

*Note: The Norfolk Airport reading hasn’t updated yet. **

Today's Highs

Today’s Highs

A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for all areas in yellow until 11 PM. That doesn’t mean we won’t see storms across the rest of the Peninsula, the Southside or North Carolina. It just means that there is a better chance for seeing severe storms in this area, because there is more instability and more energy to work with in this area.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11 PM

The main threats with any storm that develops will be the potential for damaging wind gusts in excess of 60mph and hail. Frequent lightning and heavy downpours are also possible. Tonight could be similar to what we saw late Saturday night, so don’t be surprised if the thunder and lightning wakes you up in the middle of the night.

Tonight's Storm Threats

Tonight’s Storm Threats

The storms will move in after sunset, closer to 10-11 PM across our northern areas. This is what our Future Trak computer model has at 11 PM.

Future Trak at 11 PM

Future Trak at 11 PM

Then the storms continue to re-develop along the front and move east/southeast across the metro area and into North Carolina around midnight. Here is the solution our Future Trak computer model has at 2 AM Wednesday.

Future Trak 2 AM

Future Trak 2 AM Wednesday

The front moves through Virginia and ends up across North Carolina Wednesday morning, so we may see a few leftover showers there. We will start off with clouds in the morning, but then we should transition to partly cloudy/mostly sunny conditions by the afternoon. And it’s going to be about 10-12 degrees cooler with less humidity! Highs will be in the upper 80s with heat index values only in the low 90s, a far cry from those triple digit readings we saw today. Who would have thought we would be cheering for highs in the 80s?!?!

Wednesday's Temperature vs. Heat Index

Wednesday’s Temperature vs. Heat Index

Chief Meteorologist Don Slater will be tracking the storms tonight and will have a complete update on WAVY News 10 at 10 on FOX43 and WAVY News 10 at 11.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Weekend in The Woodlands – Firefly Music Festival 2015

June 23rd, 2015 at 12:28 pm by under THRS Live Music

Firefly-logoThe fields were alive across the Dover International Speedway with the sounds of sweet music.  Firefly 2015 is in the books and it was bigger and better than ever.  In it’s 4th year, the festival is still getting started but acted like it’s been a veteran on the scene with a vast lineup of talented artists topped with Sir Paul McCartney.  Campers rolled in Wednesday and dealt with some muddy conditions – Saturday night had to be cut short as strong storms moved in, forcing the cancellation of that night’s headliners Kings Of Leon – but that didn’t hamper anybody’s spirit.

My wife and I arrived Friday afternoon to catch the start of Walk The Moon’s set.  They are riding high on the charts with their very catchy tune, ‘Shut Up and Dance’, and made the most of their 60 minute set keeping everything up tempo and ending it with their hit song.  We then moved on to peruse the grounds and hitting one of my favorite spots, The Brewery.  Dogfish Head creates a special brew for this event – appropriately named the Firefly Ale, a refreshing English-style pale ale.  Delicious!  Friday night’s headliner was Sir Paul, so we grabbed our Fireflys and went to secure our spot by the main stage.  Just before Paul, Morrissey hit the stage for his set and opened with his hit ‘Suedehead’ and ripped through 16 songs  from his more recent catalog.  The crowd of 90,000 that was spread around the festival grounds quickly headed for the main stage to catch the Beatle and at 10:00pm, Sir Paul and his band emerged on stage and opened with Birthday as Paul’s 73nd birthday was the day before.  Macca blistered a 2.5 hour set full of Beatles, Wings and cuts from his latest record and really set the tone for the rest of the festival.

The heat was on for Saturday as we headed to down to the festival site at 12p.  The crowd was pretty light early on and a good majority of the McCartney crowd missed a great main stage set from Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness.  Australian pop-rock band, The Griswolds, electrified the crown at the Backlawn stage with a set full of tune from their album, Be Impressive.  Phoebe Ryan packed the StubHub Coffeehouse with a soulful, pop set that featured her hit Mine.  Phoebe just released her video for her single, Homie – Check it out!

The artist that really blew me away and turned me into a fan was Betty Who.  I didn’t know much about Betty other than that she had a catchy tune in Somebody Loves You and had opened up for Katy Perry.  I noticed her catching Phoebe Ryan’s set and I thought about checking out Betty’s gig a few hours later – I’m sure glad I did.  The fun, energetic Who commanded the stage and had the crowd dancing and singing along – even if they didn’t know the words.  The only problem I had was that her set wasn’t long enough!  She is definitely one to keep an eye on in the pop scene as I can see big things for her.behind

Saturday was cut short due to the storms so we had headed back down Rt. 13 to Hampton Roads.  Firefly is definitely one of the best music and festival experiences that I’ve ever had.  If you have never gone and thought about going – you really need to get up and go.  It’s quick drive and I saw a lot of 757ers there – it seems that I see more and more each year I do and there’s no doubt that the camper caravan will be twice as long next year.

 


Extreme Heat Then Severe Storms

June 23rd, 2015 at 6:44 am by under Weather

The weather is getting rough around here.  First the extreme heat today, then the chance for severe weather tonight.  Here’s the setup: High pressure sits to our south/southeast.  The cool front that moved into the region yesterday has fallen apart, and now southwest winds are forming.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

These southwest winds will be key to today’s forecast.  They will run at 10-15mph with a few higher gusts.  While the breeze may help a bit with the heat & humidity, it will also be responsible for letting the heat move into the region.  Highs today will be in the upper 90s to low 100′s.  The heat index will rise up between 101-109 degrees.  The heat indices above 105 should be limited to some inland areas.  There is a cold front in the Midwest that will quickly move southeast today.  This will make it to western Virginia/North Carolina by later this afternoon:

Today's Forecast Map

Today’s Forecast Map

By tonight the cold front will approach Hampton Roads. This will create a line of showers and storms that will move through the region. Here is what Future Trak shows for 11pm Tonight:

Future Trak 11pm

Future Trak 11pm

(Note: Update……..I updated the Future Trak model around mid morning, and now it brings the storms in earlier.  Possibly closer to 9:00pm.)

As of this writing there is a slight risk for severe weather in Hampton Roads with an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) up towards the Northern Neck.  This is put out by the Storm Prediction Center, and may be amended later today.

Severe Weather Risk

Severe Weather Risk

By tomorrow the weather will be cooler. Highs will be in the upper 80s with a northeast breeze.  There may be a leftover shower early along the front, but the rest of the day will be partly cloudy.  We’ll develop a few showers and storms on Thursday with highs in the 80s.  On Friday we’ll see some heat back in the forecast with highs in the low 90s.  The heat index will be back in the upper 90s.  There will be a few scattered thunderstorms.  Now the weekend forecast has wettened up quite a bit.  A pocket of much cooler air and an upper level low will move into the region.  So both Saturday and Sunday have a good chance for rain.  However, the high temperatures will be in the low/mid 80s.  There may even be some highs in the upper 70s for a day.  We’ll see.

In the mean time…Here are some tips to beat the heat today:

1.  Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.  You need to stay hydrated.

2.  If you are working outdoors, then take plenty of breaks and find some shade.

3. Wear light-weight/light-colored clothing. The light colors reflect the sun.  Darker colors absorb the light and turn it into heat. If you have dark hair or black hair like me, then wear a light-colored hat to combat this effect. A wide brimmed had will also keep the sun off your face.

4.  Check on the pets, the young, and the elderly.

5. Make sure pets have plenty of shade and water if you leave them outside.

6. If you have no A.C., then go to a cooling center, the mall, the library, or the beach.

7.  Keep curtains closed.  You want to keep the sun from shining into the home and adding extra heat.

8.  If your A.C. doesn’t work well, then use a fan.  Keep the air moving. It will enhance the evaporation of your body’s sweat (the main cooling mechanism).  Also it will pull your body’s natural heat away from you.

Overall you will be fine.  But if you take the heat for granted, then you can get a heat illness.  Here is a link with more information about what that means, and how to treat it: Heat illnesses. 

Try to stay cool!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Storm Recap, Record Heat Ahead

June 21st, 2015 at 10:38 pm by under Weather

It was a stormy Saturday night! The lightning was intense and the thunder was incredibly loud. The line of storms produced wind damage not only in Hampton Roads, but all across the state.  All of the blue dots indicate wind damage reports. Many of these were reports of downed trees or powerlines and some of the trees were blocking roads. Deanna LeBlanc checked the Dominion Virginia Power website and noticed there were approximately 9,000 people without power across the Southside and Peninsula around 1 AM.

Storm Reports

Last Night’s Storm Reports

All of the rain moved out early this morning, and today has been much quieter. Summer officially began at 12:38 this afternoon and it sure felt like summer today with highs in the 90s. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! I hope you enjoyed your special day, despite the heat and humidity.

Showers and storms developed across the western half of the state earlier this afternoon and have been moving east/southeast this evening. Most of the activity has been weakening, so if we see anything, it would just be a few light rain showers overnight.

Get ready for more heat and humidity this week! Highs on Monday will be in the mid 90s with heat index values in the 100s again! Winds will be light and turn more out of the east tomorrow afternoon. That should allow for a sea-breeze to develop. An isolated storm may develop along this boundary across our coastal areas. So if you plan on going to the beach tomorrow, just watch out for a pop-up storm during the afternoon. Any storm activity should be very isolated. You can always download our WAVY Weather app, so you can have access to radar on the go!

Future Trak at 5 PM Monday

Future Trak at 5 PM Monday

Record heat is likely on Tuesday and it could also be the hottest day of the summer/year so far. The record to beat is 99° set back in 1988. I’m forecasting highs around 100° and I think some inland spots could be hotter than that. Heat indices could be up around 110°.

Temperature vs. Heat Index

Temperature vs. Heat Index

Storm chances will be going up Tuesday night out ahead of a weak cold front, so Wednesday won’t be AS HOT with highs in the upper 80s. Remember that this is dangerous heat! It is best to stay inside an air-conditioned home or building, but I know a lot of folks can’t do that because they work outside. Here are some heat safety tips.

Heat Safety Tips

Heat Safety Tips

I will have a complete update coming up on WAVY News 10 at 11. See ya then!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona