Karen’s Remnants Prompt Tornado Warning, Severe Thunderstorms
– October 7, 2013 12:00 pm
Stafford under severe thunderstorm warning until 12:30 p.m. Tornado warning ends at noon.
A tornado warning is effect until noon for Stafford County. A strong line of storms was spotted southwest of Fredericksburg headed northeast at 45 mph.
Areas that will be impacted by the storm are Stafford County and along Aquia Creek, according to the National Weather Service
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County are also under a tornado warning until noon.
A rare October tornado watch is in effect for our area this morning as a long line of thunderstorms approaches the region.
The remains in effect until 5 p.m. and includes Prince William and Stafford counties, and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, according to the National Weather Service.
The storms expected to impact the area today are the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen, which fell apart before it came ashore on the Gulf Coast over the weekend.
Today’s tornado watch comes after light rainy conditions were reported all morning airfields at Dulles, Manassas, Fort Belvoir, and Quantico.