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TORNADO WATCH issued in Southwest Virginia

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 11:15:18-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A Tornado Watch was issued Friday morning for southwestern Virginia.

The watch, which means conditions are favorable for severe weather, was issued until 5 p.m.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your location, it means severe weather is occurring or imminent — and that you should take cover immediately.

Severe Weather Safety: Watch vs. Warning

Severe Weather Safety: Watch vs. Warning

“Additional watches will likely be issued for much of Central Virginia this afternoon and this evening,” CBS 6 meteorologist Mike Stone said. “Storms with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are expected.”

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Severe Weather Safety: Tornado Safety

Severe Weather Safety: Tornado Safety