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Potential for Flash Flooding Later; Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

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UPDATE (July 26, 2021, 2:17 p.m.): The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wakefield, Va. has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch that includes all localities in the Historic Triangle. This watch is in effect until 8 p.m. today.

REGIONAL (July 26, 2021, 11:56 a.m.) — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wakefield, Va. has announced that there is a potential for flash flooding this afternoon and evening.

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop across Hampton Roads this afternoon (July 26) and continue into the late evening. As a result, there is a potential for flash flooding throughout the area.

A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for the Hampton Roads and Richmond Metro areas between 2-11 p.m. During that time, there is a potential for heavy rainfall with wind gusts as high as 45-60 mph.

NWS Wakefield predicts that wind gusts are the greatest hazard and will occur between 2-8 p.m. Residents are advised to be prepared for downed trees and power outages.

WYDaily will continue to keep you up-to-date as more information becomes available.

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