Severe weather Saturday with tornado warnings ongoing

Cheryl Sanders
April 15, 2018

The complex storm system responsible for that will be pushing east and may bring some severe weather to Virginia late Sunday. "1" to 2" of rain (with possible minor street flooding), damaging wind (up 40 to 60 mph), and the possibility of downed trees and power lines.

Sunday night's rain will continue into Monday when the winds will be southeast at 24 miles per hour though the highs will be warmer - about 56 - and the lows about 40. This will keep the sky clear, the temperatures warmer, and the wind not quite as breezy.

Wednesday will be sunny and warm with highs in the upper-70s. It will be a quiet week with a warming trend pushing the mercury into the upper-80s, near 90° on Tuesday.

The weekend's wind gusts are expected to blow through the week, but rain chances will evaporate.

This system has produced several tornadoes over the past couple of days across the deep-south, and while it is expected to weaken, our atmosphere is potent enough to support severe weather during the day Sunday.

Monday's going to be "a very washout morning", Avery said, so he suggested morning commuters allow for extra time.

Unfortunately, we have another shot of cold air and even more snow chances by early Monday morning.

The central US experienced a severe storms outbreak on Friday.

Things will begin to turn on Tuesday, with rain gradually clearing eastwards, and showers following for the rest of the day.

Monday night, the lows will be in the low 50s. It will be cloudy and much cooler with highs in the 60s.

All this activity will continue moving east, so be prepared to seek shelter as strong storms move in.

Be sure to stay weather aware today and make sure you have the WBTV weather app downloaded and severe weather alerts turned on!

For now, a few showers will be possible Saturday afternoon and evening.

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