The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of North Carolina and Virginia until 9 p.m. Eastern.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center says storms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon into the evening hours and will push to the east.
The threat of severe weather Sunday afternoon stretches from the Tennessee Valley and parts of the Southeast into the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley.
But the highest threat is centered in southern Virginia and northern North Carolina.
Forecasters say the main threats from the storms will be strong, damaging winds and large hail.
Check back with FOX Weather for frequent updates as we enter the year's most active month for tornadoes.