Thursday, May 27, 2010

Risk for Severe Storms

Strong to severe thunderstorms may develop this afternoon to our North as a cold front makes its move south, creating a cluster of storms that may track all the way into Northern Virginia and into the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula late this afternoon and evening. Hence, we have a slight risk for this part of the state:

We could also see isolated afternoon storms develop anywhere in Central Virginia today with peak afternoon heating and humid conditions, and those could also be quite strong. That same approaching cold front on Friday could enhance thunderstorm chances in the afternoon and evening as it tracks into Virginia. It looks like most of us will have a good chance for rain and storms Friday, and some of these storms could be severe with damaging winds and large hail:

Showers may stick around Saturday, too, with mostly cloudy skies, but by Sunday we should be dry and warmer in the 80's.

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