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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:35 AM

Significant threat for storms with damaging winds across central and southern Va. later today

Significant threat for storms with damaging winds across central and southern Va. later today
By JOHN BOYER Richmond Times-Dispatch 4 min ago



Severe weather outlook, as of Friday morning.

STORM PREDICTION CENTER

Conditions will be favorable for severe storms with damaging wind and tornadoes across Virginia this afternoon and evening.

Have a plan to stay aware of any watches or warnings issued by the National Weather Service later today.

10:30 a.m. update

So far, things are quiet in central Virginia. Showers and thunderstorms are moving northward out of North Carolina, and that activity could get to the Richmond area by midday or early afternoon.

To our west, one storm between Rocky Mount and Martinsville has already prompted tornado warnings in that area. A tornado watch is now in effect until 5 p.m. for southwest Virginia and the western Piedmont.
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Hanover, Petersburg, Colonial Heights schools closing early due to incoming storms
1 hr ago

Here are public school schedule changes due to weather.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Buckingham:
Closed Friday

Chesterfield: Already scheduled to be closed Friday; Bellwood E.S., which is year-round, will dismiss 3 hours early. All afternoon/evening events are canceled.

Colonial Heights:
High school will close at 11:10 a.m.; middle school at 11:30 a.m., and elementary schools at 12 p.m.

Cumberland: Closing at noon Friday

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