It is apparent that we are now getting into the storm season more and more. June typically is when we get our best late afternoon pop ups. This was definitely not one I even saw coming (okay, I admit it, I have not kept up with weather much the past few days!) until I was outside.
Not too bad. Turned out to be a part of a multicell cluster (3 cells) that dumped a lot of rain and warranted this Flood Advisory:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED AN * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... SOUTHEASTERN CITY OF NORFOLK IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DOWNTOWN NORFOLK... NORTHERN CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT... KEMPSVILLE... * UNTIL 630 PM EDT * AT 536 PM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATES AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF NORFOLK AND VIRGINIA BEACH. THE STORMS WERE NEARLY STATONARY ALONG A SEA BREEZE BOUNDARY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS... HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.