When we’ll see greatest risk for severe storms Sunday

Posted at 9:09 AM, Apr 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-15 13:47:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A strong cold front will bring powerful storms to our area late Sunday into Sunday night, and severe weather is possible.

There will be some scattered showers and isolated storms during the afternoon.  Not everyone will see them, but the storms that do pop up will have heavy downpours and some gusty winds.

As we head through the evening, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms will track from west to east across the state.  Storms will target central Virginia after 9 p.m. and last through midnight.  These storms will affect eastern Virginia near and after midnight.

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The line of storms will bring heavy rain, some hail, and the potential for damaging wind gusts.  There will be a lot of shear in the atmosphere, and this may cause isolated storms to rotate and produce brief tornadoes.

The chance for tornadoes is higher across southwestern Virginia.

Storms will exit eastern Virginia by around 4 a.m.  Rainfall totals will exceed an inch in some locations.

Cooler and more tranquil weather will arrive for Monday.

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