Severe Storms in the Chesapeake Bay Area

Low pressure running along the front will produce severe storms across Virginia into the Chesapeake Bay area this afternoon and evening. The storms that develop will produce damaging wind gusts and large hail. Hail produces show hail size over 1 inch across the Chesapeake Bay. In additional, supercell storms could produce a quick hitting tornado but the main impacts will be the wind and hail.

Heavy Rains Along the Front Today!

The stalled front from the Mid-Atlantic to the south-central Plains will bring locally heavy rains. We saw massive flooding in Kentucky Wednesday night and we could see heavy rains like that anywhere along the front. The reason for the rains is due to the difference between the very hot and humid airmass across the South and the cooler and less humid airmass to the north. The clash along the front is leading to clusters of strong thunderstorm that move across the same area causing locally heavy rains over 4 inches! If you live in a flood prone area, be prepared to move if heavy rains hit.