Staff Report —
The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., has issued a briefing for potentially severe storms Thursday afternoon.
Threats: Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Thursday afternoon ahead of a cold front. Large hail and damaging winds of 50 to 70 mph are possible. In addition, a tornado or two cannot be ruled out across southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina.
Location: Much of southside/southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina are in a slight risk (Level 2) for severe thunderstorms. The remainder of the local area is under a marginal risk (Level 1)
Timing: Early to midafternoon near the I-95 corridor.; mid to late afternoon for southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina through the Eastern Shore.
Overview and Impacts:
- Strong to severe storms could result in areas of 50-70 mph wind gusts. Over the bay and coastal waters, expect winds of 40-50+ kt with the storms.
- Expect some downed trees, as well as scattered power outages with the stronger storms. Large hail is also possible.
- Be aware of the possibility of a tornado or two Thursday afternoon.
- The storms will be moving quickly, so everyone should be prepared to act quickly if warnings are issued.
Check the links below for updates:
Call NWS at 757-899-5734