ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A line of storms that moved through Texas Sunday night is heading toward Southwest Virginia for Tuesday morning.
A tornado caused extensive damage in North Dallas Sunday evening. Radar confirmed the tornado struck near Love Field Airport and moved northeast through the city around 9 p.m. Sunday. Local media outlets reported several homes and businesses were damaged, power lines downed and tree limbs were scattered across roadways. So far, no fatalities have been reported. A Dallas Fire-Rescue Department spokesman says three people were hospitalized for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport is sending teams out to Rusk and Panola County in Texas to survey damage and determine if a tornado touched down in the area.
The severe weather threat will shift eastward Monday from the lower Mississippi Valley to parts of Alabama, Tennessee, and the Florida Panhandle. The threat for damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes still exists.
The cold front associated with these storms will approach Southwest Virginia Tuesday morning. This system will bring beneficial rainfall to the area, with totals generally between 0.25-0.5″ and higher amounts in isolated areas.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Marginal Risk for severe weather for counties east of the Blue Ridge in the Piedmont region. While this is considered a mainly rain event, a few rumbles of thunder are not out of the question. Storms could become strong to severe in the Piedmont during the afternoon as storm work to exit the region. The main threat is gusty winds incorporated with some of these storms. Otherwise, convective activity is on the low side.
This line of storms will move into Southwest Virginia around sunrise Tuesday morning before exiting the Piedmont by the late afternoon.
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