Strong storms roll through Central Va.

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Strong thunderstorms rolled through Central Virginia Friday afternoon prompting tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings.

Scroll down for updates from the CBS 6 Storm Team.

 

Mike Stone April 25, 20147:39 pm

A few strong storms moving thru Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula. Storms will exit off the coast in about 60-90 minutes. Elsewhere, just some scattered showers. Clearing overnight.

Nick Dutton April 25, 20147:39 pm

Mike Stone April 25, 20146:34 pm

No current warnings in VA.  Showers & storms located mostly near & east of I-95. They will continue tracking eastward next few hours.  Severe threat west of I-95 over, and diminishing near I-95.

Mike Stone April 25, 20146:11 pm

The most violent weather in the state is along the NC border. Tornado warning is in effect south of Courtland & Suffolk. http://wtvr.com/weather/maps-and-radar/watches-warnings/

Mike Stone April 25, 20146:11 pm

A tornado watch continues until 9 p.m.  Heavy rain with embedded
thunderstorms will continue for central and eastern Virgina.  Isolated
storms could produce severe weather.  After the main area of rain &
storms exits, a cold front will move through with a few scattered
showers later this evening.

Mike Stone April 25, 20146:10 pm

Some strong (but not severe) storms are moving back through the metro area.  Storms are located near and just west of the I-95 corridor.  Earlier storms are now in eastern Virginia & moving into the Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula.

Scott Wise April 25, 20145:38 pm
Scott Wise April 25, 20145:35 pm

Melissa Hipolit reports from Ginter Park in Richmond, Va.

Scott Wise April 25, 20145:22 pm
Nick Dutton April 25, 20145:19 pm
Alix Bryan April 25, 20145:14 pm

A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL MOVE ACROSS CHESTERFIELD, HANOVER, HENRICO, CITY OF RICHMOND, CHARLES CITY, KING WILLIAM AND NEW KENT COUNTIES THROUGH 600 PM EDT for Charles City, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent [VA] till 6:00 PM EDT

Nick Dutton April 25, 20145:10 pm
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Alix Bryan April 25, 20144:42 pm

Tornado Warning expires for Amelia, Chesterfield, Powhatan. 

Nick Dutton April 25, 20144:42 pm
Nick Dutton April 25, 20144:41 pm
Nick Dutton April 25, 20144:37 pm

https://twitter.com/CBS6/status/459793288867102720 

Alix Bryan April 25, 20144:36 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chesterfield, City of Richmond, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan [VA] till 5:00 PM EDT 

Nick Dutton April 25, 20144:32 pm
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Bookmark these tornado safety tips: http://link.wtvr.com/15Q94wr 

Take shelter in a basement of the lowest level available.
Put as much space between you and the outside walls as possible.
Use a closet, hallway, or bathroom and stay far away from windows.
Abandon cars and mobile homes, and seek sturdy shelter.

Nick Dutton April 25, 20144:30 pm
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Scott Wise April 25, 20144:22 pm
Scott Wise April 25, 20144:21 pm
Nick Dutton April 25, 20144:21 pm
Scott Wise April 25, 20144:16 pm

Tornado Warning in effect for Chesterfield, Amelia and Powhatan. Warning in effect until 4:45 p.m. 

Mike Stone April 25, 20144:02 pm

T-storm warning northern Nottoway, Amelia, SE Powhatan & western Chesterfield counties

Mike Stone April 25, 20144:01 pm

Scott Wise April 25, 20144:00 pm

Chief meteorologist Zach Daniel tracking the storm on Friday, April 25 at 3:55 p.m.

Nick Dutton April 25, 20143:52 pm

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Mike Stone April 25, 20143:45 pm

Mike Stone April 25, 20143:39 pm

Tornado watch has been expanded northward to include RVA, plus Henrico, New Kent, Cumberland & Powhatan counties.

Mike Stone April 25, 20143:36 pm

T-storm in NE Chestefield county is now moving into SE Henrico county, just south of RVA

Nick Dutton April 25, 20143:35 pm

Bookmark these tornado safety tips: http://link.wtvr.com/15Q94wr 

Take shelter in a basement of the lowest level available.
Put as much space between you and the outside walls as possible.
Use a closet, hallway, or bathroom and stay far away from windows.
Abandon cars and mobile homes, and seek sturdy shelter.

And here’s the difference between a watch versus warning.

Severe Weather Safety: Watch vs Warning

Severe Weather Safety: Watch vs Warning

Mike Stone April 25, 20143:29 pm

T-storm warning for Charlotte, Appomattox & eastern Buckingham counties.  (Warning for Brunswick was cancelled)

Nick Dutton April 25, 20143:22 pm
Scott Wise April 25, 20143:20 pm

Here is a 3:15 update from chief meteorologist Zach Daniel

Nick Dutton April 25, 20142:56 pm

Our DopplerMax6 computer systems are all fired up. Click here to watch LIVE video from the DopplerMax6 Storm Stream. 

Mike Stone April 25, 20142:39 pm

Severe t-storm warning for Charlotte county

Mike Stone April 25, 20142:21 pm

Strong storm on the Nottoway/Dinwiddie county line, tracking northward towards SE Amelia county

Nick Dutton April 25, 20142:01 pm
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Mike Stone April 25, 20141:38 pm

There is one strong storm moving from NE Lunenburg into SE Nottoway county. It is not severe.  That is the strongest storm currently in VA

Nick Dutton April 25, 20141:35 pm

Mike Stone says a few lines of strong storms will track eastward across the state as the afternoon wears on.  The best chance for the stronger storms will through mid afternoon for western Virgina, and mid afternoon into this evening for central and eastern Virginia.  For the metro, the best window for seeing the stronger storms will be about 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The strongest storms will likely push east of the I-95 corridor around 8 p.m. as a cold front approaches from the west. All storms should exit eastern Virginia by 10 p.m.

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There is a slight risk of severe weather across the area until later this evening.  The main threat from the storms will be large hail and damaging wind gusts.  The threat for brief tornadoes is not high, but cannot be completely ruled out.  The threat for severe weather is a bit higher across extreme southeast Virginia, including areas like Williamsburg, Wakefield and Emporia.

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Nick Dutton April 25, 20141:33 pm

A tornado watch has been issued for south-central and southeastern Virginia until 9 p.m.  This does not include Richmond or Henrico county, but does include all points southwards, including Chesterfield and the Tri-Cities.

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Scott Wise April 25, 201410:00 am

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