Special Weather Statement: Severe storms slated for Thursday afternoon

The following is an updated briefing from National Weather Service Wakefield, VA as of 9:45 AM, 3/17/21. See the attached image accompanying the briefing highlighting the risk areas and timing for strong to severe storms tonight. 

Threats: There is a threat of strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening with Damaging Winds, Hail and Tornadoes the main threat

Location: Central and Eastern VA, MD/VA Eastern Shore, and Northeast NC. The highest risk is primarily across Southern VA and Northeast North Carolina. 

Timing: 3-10 pm, late Thursday afternoon and evening.

Overview and Impacts:

  • Strong to severe storms could result in areas of 40-60 mph wind gusts.
  • Expect numerous downed trees, as well as scattered power outages with the stronger storms. Large hail is also possible.
  • A few tornadoes could develop with these storms with the greatest likelihood of a tornado developing across Southeastern VA and Northeast NC 
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