First Warning Forecast: The start of a stormy, cooler pattern

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Posted at 7:21 PM, Aug 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 23:58:06-04

Meteorologist Kristy Steward's First Warning Forecast

Good Saturday evening! Today was our fourth consecutive day with feels-like temperatures in the triple digits and heat advisories issued. We're finally getting some relief from the heat as strong storms slowly moved across Hampton Roads this evening. The storms are now over and the remaining showers should end shortly after Midnight. Still watch for ponding on roads.

The cold front that spawned this activity is expected to stall out over us tonight and remain stationary into the beginning of next week. That means continued scattered thunderstorms Sunday and Monday, especially each afternoon and evening. Areas hit hard today with heavy rain that see heavy rain again tomorrow could see flash flooding. Parts of the area are under a Level 2 risk for flash flooding Sunday. This front also means cooler temperatures. Highs in the low to mid 80s Sunday through all of next week.

Our weather pattern remains unsettled next week. Several disturbances passing through all week and potential tropical impacts next weekend.

Fred is now in a remnant stage, but is still expected to restrengthen into a tropical storm before making landfall along the Alabama coast. From there, its remnants will move through TN and KY, missing us completely. Tropical Storm Grace on the other hand is a bit of a wild card for us right now. It is forecast to follow in Fred's footsteps through Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Cuba. The models are continuing to shift its track more west, which is good news for us, but it's still too early to tell if we will get missed by Grace's remnants too or not.

Meteorologist Kristy Steward