The National Weather Services issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for several counties in Virginia as a cold front tracks toward the East Coast that could trigger the development of severe weather from parts of the Southeast into the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday.
While a widespread severe weather threat is not expected, strong to severe storms might produce isolated damaging wind gusts and some hail Tuesday afternoon and into the early-evening hours from central and eastern Virginia southwestward to east-central Georgia.
This includes cities such as Richmond and Norfolk in Virginia, Raleigh and Charlotte in North Carolina and Charleston and Columbia in South Carolina.
Any severe thunderstorms will diminish around sunset, with the showers and storms then moving offshore through the remainder of the evening.
The cold front is expected to push off the East Coast overnight, with much colder air following in its wake.