High winds, storms hit Peninsula

Updated 3:45 p.m.:

As thunderstorms hit the Peninsula, the National Weather Service has issued a marine weather statement. Waters in the James and York Rivers are being affected by high winds, the National Weather Service is warning. 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is also operating with Level 2 wind restrictions, which bar motorcycles, school busses and anything being towed from crossing. Winds are in excess of 47 mph at the Bridge-Tunnel, officials said. 

Showers are expected to continue until 2 a.m. 


Park your pollen-covered car outside Monday — the recent streak of sunny skies may be ending. 

Monday's high temperature will continue the trend of warm days and peak around 79, according to the National Weather Service

But the heat will be paired with cloudy skies and possibly some showers. There's a chance for rain between 30 and 60 percent throughout the day. After 2 p.m., there is also a chance for thunderstorms. 

The rainfall is not expected to be heavy unless thunderstorms roll in. The temperature will drop to 56, and rain is more likely to fall in the evening. 

Early forecasts for Tuesday and Wednesday predict similar weather, but with a lower chance for rain.

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