SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BLAST THROUGH PARTS OF HAMPTON ROADS ON THURSDAY… OUR STRING OF PERFECT WEEKENDS ENDS AS RAIN IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY

As predicted, thunderstorms developed to our northwest Thursday afternoon, some of which became severe as they moved through Hampton Roads. There were reports of power outages, tree damage, and even some minor structural damage, especially in Southside Hampton Roads. My Bradford Pear tree basically split in half from the strong winds. The branches landed on my car in the driveway, but luckily there was no major damage to my vehicle. These trees historically don’t do well in strong winds and I definitely should have removed the tree a while ago. There was some hail reported with these storms. Some folks are still without power at the time of this writing.  The cold front that helped to trigger these storms is now south of us and is stalling out. Today (Friday) we will see cooler temperatures with northeast winds developing later on. Although a shower is possible in spots, rain chances will be low today. A low pressure system is expected to develop to our northwest and move southeastward towards our area on Saturday. This should bring some showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Our long string of nearly perfect weekends will most likely come to an end. Weather forecasters are predicting drier weather on Sunday. A warming trend is expected early next week. That’s it for now. Have a great day!

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