First Warning Forecast: Strong to severe storms possible Thursday

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 23:24:54-04

Meteorologist Kristy Steward's First Warning Forecast

Once you start to see rain, you'll continue to see scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms until late Friday night/early Saturday morning. That's when this system finally passes through and off into the ocean. You'll want to keep your umbrella or rain jacket close by the next few days!

Thursday is when we have a chance at seeing strong to severe storms rolling through Hampton Roads. Most of the area is in a Level 1 risk. The greatest threats look to be damaging wind gusts and localized heavy downpours in these storms.

This weekend we head into a more typical summertime weather pattern. That will make us a bit drier, but those typical summer afternoon and evening pop-up showers/storms are looking likely.

Expect the heat and humidity to stick around. Temperatures will continue to gradually climb to the mid 80s this weekend and upper 80s at the start of next week. Overnight lows remain warm, near 70°. Humidity stays as well.

Meteorologist Kristy Steward