Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey's First Warning Forecast:
A day of intense heat will lead to an evening of intense storms.
The First Warning Storm Team is tracking a line of violent storms ahead of a powerful cold front.
We expect the line of storms to move into the northern portions of our region between 6-7 pm. That could bring wind gusts in excess of 60 mph to areas like Williamsburg and Gloucester.
Between 7-8 pm, we expect the line to race south across the lower Peninsulas and the Southside of Hampton Roads. That's when we could see those 60 mph winds arrive in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.
Between 7:30-9pm, those storms will race across eastern North Carolina before clearing our region. That means the 60+ mph winds will arrive around places like Moyock, Elizabeth City, Duck and Nags Head.
The pay off behind this line of storms: spectacular Father’s Day weekend weather!
The skies will clear overnight and we should wake up to plenty of sunshine on your Saturday morning. It will be breezy, less humid and sharply cooler.
Expect high temperatures on Saturday in the upper 70s and the lower 80s.
Father’s Day itself on Sunday (which is also Juneteenth) will be even milder.
A secondary cold front will push through overnight leaving us with high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s and plenty of sunshine on Sunday.
But summer officially begins next week and it will feel like it once again.
Monday will be our transition day with partly cloudy skies and high temperature is climbing back into the lower 80s. You will also notice a slight increase in humidity.
But the first day of summer on Tuesday will definitely feel like it! Expect high temperatures around 90 and heat index values in the mid 90s.
We will tack on a few more degrees on Wednesday and it will get a little more humid as well.
Don’t be surprised by a stray storm popping up in the afternoon and evening.B ut those storm chances go up even more as we head toward Thursday and Friday.