Friday, May 14, 2010

Severe Potential This Afternoon

We are monitoring for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon in Virginia as a cold front approaches the state and as our afternoon temperatures climb into the upper-80's with ample moisture. Thunderstorms should first form along and east of I-81 in the next couple of hours, then track east-southeast through the afternoon and early evening. Any storms that develop will have a good chance of becoming severe with damaging wind gusts 60-70 mph and large hail. In addition to these threats, heavy rain and frequent lightning will accompany any of the thunderstorms. This will impact outdoor activities this afternoon and evening. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Go inside! You can stay weather aware on your cell phone by pointing your mobile browser to or on your iPhone with the CBS6 App.

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