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Severe Weather Possible Late Weekend

[ 0 ] March 27, 2021 |

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Virginia in the slight risk area for severe weather on Sunday – March 28, 2021.

By Tommy Stafford 

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of the state of Virginia in the slight risk area for severe weather on Sunday. The most likely threat would be from damaging straight line winds. There’s a slight risk, low, for hail and an isolated tornado.

Often times I am asked what the sight risk vs high risk areas mean. As my weather bud Chief Meteorologist Travis Koshko over at CBS19 mentions below, it’s mainly used for meteorologists. It’s sort of an advanced forecast for where severe storms may break out. Just because it says slight risk doesn’t mean it can’t escalate into something serious. But it also means the potential isn’t as great as an area marked high risk or even enhanced risk.


In the scenario unfolding for Sunday, the threat for damaging thunderstorm winds is higher than hail or tornados. Though that threat isn’t at zero. And as of Saturday morning, better chances for storms are to our east on Sunday, but that’s more than 24 hours out from when I’m posting this, so it could change.

Mainly just keep an eye out on Sunday. If watches or warnings are issued, that’s what to really look for.

Severe weather season is just getting started here in Virginia, so there will be many weeks ahead of outlooks like these as we get into warmer weather.




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