Tornado watch for Richmond metro cancelled

Posted at 8:00 PM, Apr 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 02:38:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A tornado watch that was extended until 3 a.m. for much of the Richmond metro into southeastern Virginia was cancelled around 1:30 a.m.

A line of strong to severe storms tracked across the state through midnight.  Areas east of Richmond may see severe weather near or after midnight.

The strongest storms produced heavy rain, hail and damaging wind gusts.  Isolated tornadoes were possible, but the risk was higher southwest of Richmond.

Here are the safety tips should a tornado warning get issued for your neighborhood:

Storms will exit eastern Virginia by 4 a.m.

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