National Weather Service Predicts Hazardous Storms in Historic Triangle

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This map from the National Weather Service shows the Historic Triangle in an area of an enhanced risk of severe weather as of Wednesday morning. (National Weather Service)
This map from the National Weather Service shows the Historic Triangle in an area of an enhanced risk of severe weather as of Wednesday morning. (National Weather Service)

Update: Shortly after 2 p.m. the National Weather Service advised citizens to consult the tornado watch for hazardous weather information.

A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for several Virginia counties and cities, including the City of Williamsburg and York and James City Counties.

Tornado warning updates and school dismissal information will be posted on Twitter.

Original: The National Weather Service is forecasting potentially dangerous thunderstorms and watching for tornadoes in the Historic Triangle beginning this afternoon.

At 1:45 p.m. the National Weather Service announced a tornado watch for several Virginia counties and cities, including the City of Williamsburg and York and James City Counties. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m.

Shortly before noon the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for areas in northeast North Carolina up to through the Piedmont of central Virginia.

The entire Historic Triangle is included in the outlook, which warns of a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

The primary threat is damaging winds. Locally heavy rainfall and an isolated tornado are possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Follow WYDaily for afternoon and evening cancellations due to the forecast.

Tornado warning updates will be posted on Twitter.