Mid-Atlantic Discussion – Feb 29, 2012

We end the last day of meteorological winter not with snow, but with severe as storms threaten the region for the second time within a week.

Currently, there are two tornado watches active in the region… one that extends into most of WV, and another that encompasses extreme southeastern WV and most of western VA.

Both watches are set to expire during the first half of the evening. The main concern with these storms is damaging wind, with isolated tornadoes possible and a low risk of severe hail. The main cluster of storms is moving through WV/VA now, but another cluster of storms is expected in the same areas in the early evening. Both of these clusters are expected to weaken as they get east of the mountains in the northern areas, but a risk for severe will continue into the overnight hours in southern VA and NC.

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