Severe weather

The possibility of severe thunderstorms by the National Weather Service on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

An approaching cold front will usher in some potentially severe weather this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service's early morning briefing.

The service said that all the elements are in place for scattered severe weather west of a line from Fort Story southwest to Ahoskie, N.C. Storms in this area could produce wind gusts of 60-plus mph, locally heavy downpours and frequent lightning, the weather service said. While there is a slight chance of tornadoes, the best chance for damage will come from twister-like straight line winds.

Southeast of the line, severe storms could be more isolated.

That line separating scattered from isolated weather could move significantly as the day goes on and the cold front draws near.

Temperatures are expected to be in the low 90s today, with a heat index in the upper 90s.

Another cold front is forecast to bring less weather on Friday, but much cooler and less humid conditions for the weekend.

Lee Tolliver, 757-222-5844,


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