Severe Thunderstorms, Possible Hail, Damaging Wind Gusts Predicted For This Afternoon


Staff Report —

The following is a briefing from National Weather Service Wakefield, Va.,  as of 6:00 a.m., 5/16/2022, highlighting the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon and evening.

Overview and Impacts:

  • Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible across the area this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the primary threats.
  • A few tornadoes cannot be ruled out, with the area of greatest concern locally along and north of I-64 including portions of central VA, northern neck and the lower eastern shore.
  • Expected storm timing is between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. this evening. Storms develop over central VA between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. then move quickly east to the coast.


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