BLOG: Severe Weather Season Has Started

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As promised, today was not as bright as Saturday was.  Saturday..I about a fantastic day with lots of sunshine and highs in the low-80s.  Even though it was still warm today, the clouds had the upper hand and we were dodging raindrops from time to time.

Things turn more active overnight into Monday morning.

We are tracking a rather potent cold front moving in from the west.  There are some pretty nasty storms riding along the frontal boundary – tornado watches have been issued west of I-95.  So far, we do NOT have any watches or warnings in effect, but we’ll let you know if that changes.

Almost our entire viewing area is under a slight risk for the possibility of strong to severe storms.

These showers and storms will cross through Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina between 12 AM to 6 AM.  With these storms, the primary threats will be heavy rain that could lead to localized flooding and gusty/damaging winds.  I can’t completely rule out an isolated tornado or hail, but it’s not as likely to happen here.

If you’re not a deep sleeper, I would say there’s a solid chance Mother Nature will wake you up before your alarm does.  As if Monday mornings weren’t bad enough..  You probably don’t need me to tell you that you’ll need an umbrella as you head out the door.

This line will gradually move out through your morning commute, but there will still be a chance of isolated showers throughout the day.  Showers aside, expect partial sunshine with highs in the mid to upper-60s and winds blowing from the west at 10 to 20 MPH.

We’ll be back under the sunshine on Tuesday, but it’ll be noticeably cooler with temperatures only on the low-60s.

Our average high is 68° and the mercury will climb back into the low-70s on Wednesday and Thursday.  A weaker cold front will come through on Thursday and knock temperatures back into the low-60s for Friday and next weekend.

Stay weather aware tonight – be sure to download our WAVY Weather App – it’ll alert you if any watches or warnings pop up!  Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler will be in at 4:30 AM showing you where the heaviest rain is falling.

-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor

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