Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Severe T-Storm Watch in effect until 9PM Wednesday

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for part of central Virginia until 9 PM Wednesday for the counties highlighted in yellow on this map:

A set-up similar to the past two days persists in Virginia with a slow-moving upper-level low pressure system pulling in rich Atlantic moisture and providing both lift and spin for storms that can develop this afternoon during the warmest part of the day. With all of these dynamics and the cool air aloft, strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Threats include damaging wind gusts to 70 mph, large hail up to the size of ping pong balls (1.5" diameter), and even an isolated, brief tornado or two. Stay with CBS 6, we'll keep you ahead of the storm.

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