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Storm Team Forecast: Tracking strong to severe storms tonight, then periods of rain through Thursday

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 15:34:30-05

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Tracking rain, storms and much cooler air….As we move through this Wednesday night, stay weather aware. We are tracking a strong cold front that will move in from the west. This front has had a history of producing severe weather, and as it crosses Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina tonight, we could see some strong to severe thunderstorms, too, as the front moves in to a warm, humid environment. Any storms that develop have the potential to produce strong gusty winds, heavy rain and flooding. Talking about the winds, we’ll see them anywhere between 15 and 25 mph from the south. Higher gusts are likely. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and overnight temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Periods of rain will continue on Thursday as the front stalls off the coast. Some of the rain could be heavy at times, but there will likely be a few breaks in the rain. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will fall from the upper 50s in the morning to the upper 40s by afternoon. While most areas will see rain Thursday night, a couple of snowflakes could mix in, too, but at this point, it does not look like a big event.

Most of the rain will push out early Friday, giving way to clearing skies. It will still be breezy and cold with high temperatures in the mid 40s. Saturday brings sunshine with highs in the upper 40s. We’ll be near 50 on Sunday with showers late Sunday night into Monday.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Rain Likely (90%). Isolated T’storms Possible. Breezy. Overnight temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Winds: S/SW 15-20 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Rain Likely (80%). Cooler. High temperatures in the mid 50s. Temps will fall into the 40s by afternoon. Winds: N 10-15 mph.

Friday: Clearing Skies. Lingering AM Shower (20%). Breezy and Cold. High temperatures win the mid 40s. Winds: N 15-20 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1996 Winter Storm: 4-8″ Snow Eastern Shore, Significant Icing Southeast Virginia

Dominic Brown

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