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Severe weather potential Monday morning, tornado watch issued

Posted at 10:04 AM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 09:40:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A tornado watch is in effect for central and southern Virginia until noon Monday.

Clusters or lines of thunderstorms will move across the state as the morning wears on. The period from daybreak to noon will be the prime period for the severe weather to occur.

Severe storms will produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. Large hail is possible as well.

Wind shear will allow some storms to rotate and produce tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our entire viewing area for severe weather, with the risk maximized over central Virginia.

Within this area, there is a 10% chance of tornado development.

The severe threat will shift east of our area by noon or 1 p.m. A secondary disturbance may produce a few isolated storms in the afternoon, but the severe threat for those is low.

The main storm system will generate a lot of wind. Even without storms around, some gusts over 50 mph will be possible during the day.
Wind speeds will decrease in the evening.

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