Severe storms possible this afternoon; watch issued for Dan River Region

The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight. Flash flooding may also be a problem if the same areas get hit multiple times with downpours.

A cold front will be the mechanism to trigger storms Monday afternoon.

Several thunder boomers rolled through northern NY and western Vermont Sunday evening. Heavy rain and strong winds are the biggest threats here. The ground is not saturated, but there is the potential for a quick one to two inches, and isolated three-to-four-inch amounts are not out of the question.

"I'm staying inside. I used to live in Florida and the thunderstorms out there were bad". Winds W 5-10 miles per hour. The mechanism here is localized, wet microbursts. There is a small chance of severe storms tomorrow morning and early afternoon, but by Tuesday the weather should be clear again. That's a 2 out of 5 on our scale. Warm and very humid air is in place over the area.

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One of those systems could bring more of that tropical moisture to our area, increasing the metro's chance of rain throughout the workweek. Additionally, the atmosphere is very humid through a deep layer extending upward to about four miles.

How much rain will we see?

Be prepared for the storms this afternoon to contain damaging winds and some hail. Sever weather could start to develop around 1:30 p.m. with the heaviest passing over the Interstate 95 corridor between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. A convective line has been ongoing across West Virginia and western Maryland this morning.

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