Possible Severe Storms Thursday Afternoon (April 7)


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

@NWSWakefieldVA facebook.com/NWSWakefieldVA

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