Tornado threat over in Central Virginia

Severe storms rip through Central Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The tornado threat for Central Virginia is over Monday morning.

Storms ripped through the region early Monday, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings in parts of the area.

A tornado watch remains in effect for south eastern Virginia along the coast.

It’s important to know the difference between a watch and a warning. A watch means the ingredients are in place for the risk of severe weather in the next few hours. A warning means severe weather is happening at a specific location now.

A watch means to watch for potential for severe weather, but a warning means a severe storm has been spotted and you need to seek shelter now.
A watch means to watch for potential for severe weather, but a warning means a severe storm has been spotted and you need to seek shelter now.

Be sure you have the NBC12 weather app on with the volume turned up in case you need to get a notification during severe storms.

Rain exits around sunrise Monday with decreasing clouds during the morning. Winds ramp out behind the exiting system out of the northwest. Sustained wind 15-25mph likely with gusts to 35mph possible through the day Monday.

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