WEATHER UPDATES: Tornado Watch canceled, rain lingers
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The tornado watch issued for Central Virginia has been canceled.
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What’s next in our Friday forecast? Breaks in the clouds and sunshine! And widely scattered, heavy showers through late afternoon ahead of the approaching cold front.
RVA, I know it’s pouring on you right now…but the heaviest rain & gusty winds will be gone in 20 mins.
Tornado Watch for Central Virginia (including RVA) is cancelled — early. Still threat for heavy rain and gusty wind.
And in the back parking lot… puddle jumping…
This is the rain view in front of CBS 6 – at 3301 West Broad Street.
Our CBS6 Misti just confirmed no wind damage from Amelia Co, but Emergency Dispatch says winds are gusty in that heavy rain!
GOOD NEWS: The Tornado Watch will likely be allowed to expire on time at 9AM. After that, sct rain & non-severe storms ahead of cold front.
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This is the Bells Rd. area.
Accident: NB on I-95 at MM69 in Richmond. 1 lane closed. Potential Delays.7:16AM
— 511 Central Virginia (@511centralva) April 12, 2013
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Carrie Rose says the threat “really is going to end” by 9:00 a.m.
Prince Edward County schools are opening two hours late today. It’s the only school delay at the moment.
Here is a link to the list (which updates automatically): http://wtvr.com/weather/closings-and-delays/
Tornado Watch remains in effect until 9AM. There are still currently NO tornado Warnings, severe t-storm Warnings.
It’s Bus Stop time, but please don’t send your kids to wait outside in this! Lightning is moving through the Metro and locations along and west of I-95. The kids can wait inside a vehicle until the Bus arrives, or ideally remaining indoors.
Heaving rain and lightning along Midlothian Turnpike near Courthouse Road says Jake Burns.
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There are currently NO severe warnings in central VA, but this line of strong thunderstorms has frequent lightning, heavy rain and strong wind gusts to 50 mph as it tracks ENE at 45 mph. Will be along I-95 by 6:30AM
Severe weather threat is increasing in central VA…a severe watch (potentially a tornado watch) may be issued soon.
— Carrie Rose Pace (@SouthernRedRose) April 12, 2013