NWS reports this system presents a slight risk in the severe thunderstorm category, with short-lived storms, one or two tornadoes, reports of wind damage and hail averaging 1-inch in diameter

Damaging winds, possible isolated tornadoes and rain late Sunday into Monday is in the forecast.

The National Weather Service in Newport reports a severe weather threat caused by a low-pressure system moving over the Appalachian Mountains.

NWS Meteorologist Robert Frederick says there will be several areas of low-pressure late Sunday.
“Each low-pressure system will produce rain but not much in terms of thunder,” Frederick said Saturday afternoon. “We expect the strongest system to impact us Sunday evening possibly into Monday morning.”

NWS reports this system presents a slight risk in the severe thunderstorm category, with short-lived storms, one or two tornadoes, reports of wind damage and hail averaging 1-inch in diameter. 

The strongest threat will be damaging winds, which have the potential to reach 60 miles per hour on Sunday night.

“People need to be ready for this weather. A lot of it is going to happen when it’s dark so it’s a good idea to have a plan in case there is a tornado warning or wind damage,” Frederick said.

According to Frederick, the system and severe weather should move on by early Monday afternoon. 
High temperatures through Monday are expected in the upper 60s to low 70s.

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