Severe thunderstorms possible today for Greater Williamsburg

Severe thunderstorms possible today for Greater Williamsburg

Severe thunderstorms possible today for Greater Williamsburg

The threat is most likely between 2 and 9 p.m. Nicosia explains that when they are expecting severe weather for a particular area such as the Twin Tiers they will issue a watch.

As the storms neared, meteorologists began comparing it to a derecho, a strong storm with straight-line winds that can reach almost 60 mph and span 240 miles. Severe weather is not anticipated.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Douglas County until 10 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Weekend rainfall totals were about an inch at O'Hare and about a half-inch at Midway. Storm chances dwindle as the front passes. The NAM model only portrays hit-or-miss storm cells during late afternoon and evening, lacking cohesive organization.

Heavy rains are coming through the area Monday morning, but some northern spots may stay dry as the heaviest rains stick to the south.

Wind damage was mainly confined to Virginia, and some locations in PG County and Southern Maryland had some trees down as well. This is where we feel the best chance for sustained warming will occur.

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For Thursday, there's a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 79 and a low of 57.

A few of those storms could be strong to severe and are capable of producing small hail.

Tuesday, we have to contend again with this troublesome frontal boundary.

It is a less severe risk than "moderate" or "high" on the Storm Prediction Center's scale.

Tuesday will also be hot, but with more clouds.

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