SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: We are under tornado WATCH and flash flood WATCH as of 3:00 PM, Friday, April 19

The National Weather Service in Wakefield VA has issued a tornado WATCH and flash flood WATCH for our area.

TORNADO WATCH in effect until midnight, Friday night, April 19.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect until 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 20.

A WATCH means conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather — such as a tornado.

A WARNING means that a severe weather event — such as a tornado — has developed, has been spotted on the ground, or, has been spotted on radar.

Monitor local radio stations, Richmond TV stations, or your weather radio if you have one.

A tornado touched down around 11:00 AM, Friday, April 19, near Smith Mountain Lake, in Franklin County, about 175 miles SW of us.  The storm front that spawned this tornado is moving in our direction, expected to arrive in our area late Friday afternoon.

Here is a link to weather radar that covers our area.