Tornado Watch Until 9pmJune 1st, 2012 at 2:21 pm by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for our entire area except in Dare County, N.C. Dare Co. has a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm. This watch lasts until 9pm. Remember a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for development of storms which could contain tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds all across our area.
We have had strong south winds almost all day which has helped to boost the heat and humidity across Hampton Roads. These are the ingredients for thunderstorms, another ingredient is the cold front moving in from the west. Now this front will spawn storm, but it won’t likely move through till after midnight tonight. The biggest for these stronger/severe storms will be ahead of the front.
We will continue to see storms develop for the remainder of the afternoon and also into the evening. If you have an outdoor event tonight, such as a concert outside stay sky aware and monitor the latest forecasts. These events may be impacted by these storms tonight.
We will have updates on these storms on WAVY TV and also on our website at WAVY.com
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson