HISTORIC TRIANGLE — The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va. (NWS Wakefield) has reported that the local region is under marginal to slight risk of severe thunderstorms late in the morning on Sunday, August 1.
Affecting primarily southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina, the storm is expected to have damaging winds, hail, heavy rainfall and risk of tornados.
Residents should be aware that heavy rainfall could cause flooding in urban and low lying areas as those areas with poor drainage. The winds associated with this storm could be between 40-60 mph and could damage trees and power lines as a result.
The news of this impending storm comes just days after a supercell thunderstorm rocked the Historic Triangle.
On the evening of July 29, a straight line of severe storms, which had wind speeds of between 60-75 mph at times, ripped through the area, downing trees and causing power outages throughout the Historic Triangle.
Jeff Orrock, meteorologist in charge at NWS Wakefield, told WYDaily, “This was one of the more severe individual storms we have seen in some time.”
WYDaily will continue to keep you up-to-date as more information becomes available.