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Strong to severe storms possible Saturday evening, Sunday looks better

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR FAYETTE AND POCAHONTAS COUNTIES UNTIL 11 PM.

Saturday has been hot and humid for all of us, which has created a lot of instability across our viewing area. With this instability, we could see the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening. We are not expecting widespread severe weather, but a few storms could become strong to severe for the rest of Saturday.

We are not expecting widespread severe weather across our area, but a few storms could become strong to severe for the rest of Saturday.

With all the energy available for storms, GUSTY WINDS will be a concern with any thunderstorms, we could see damaging wind gust exceed 58 MPH. FLASH FLOODING is also a concern, especially with the saturated ground over the past couple of nights.

The threat is low, but some storms could rotate this afternoon and evening as well, which could lead to an isolated tornado threat. Make sure you have plenty of ways to receive weather alerts. Including watches, warnings, advisories. Our WVVA weather app is an excellent tool and it is free, click here for how to download.

After sunset, storms should taper off a bit, but a stray shower or storm is still possible overnight.

Sunday is trending drier and cooler, especially after the passing cold front Saturday morning. Expect a mix of sun and clouds Sunday, as the cold front slices through the region. An isolated shower or storm is still possible Sunday afternoon, but more drier than what we have seen. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s and low 80s Sunday afternoon.

2 PM HURRICANE ISAIAS TRACK/STRENGTH UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

After Sunday, our weather is going to become quite unsettled again, as we will have more areas of low pressure move through the area. We are also tracking Hurricane Isaias as it pushes along the east coast into Sunday. Tune in tonight on WVVA NEWS at 6 and 11... for a detailed look at our forecast.

Brandon Lawson

Weekend Meteorologist

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