Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Till 10:00p.m. Tonight

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the City of Alexandria and the surrounding area until 10:00 p.m. this evening.

The National Weather Service says the potential exists for hail and damaging winds from the storm:

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ALONG
AND SOUTH OF A SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT. SOME STORMS WILL BECOME
SEVERE AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND
POSSIBLY LARGE HAIL.

I’m often asked via email what is a?

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch – conditions are conducive to the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning – a severe thunderstorm has actually been observed by spotters or indicated on radar, and is occurring or imminent in the warning area.
  • Tornado Watchconditions are conducive to the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.
  • Tornado Warning a tornado has actually been sighted by spotters or indicated on radar and is occurring or imminent in the warning area.

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