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The latest information from Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA's National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA:
Overall, the severe weather threat has diminished across the area from yesterday. The thunderstorm activity which developed across the southeastern states yesterday afternoon and evening has limited the amount of instability available further north and northwest into our region. As a result, thunderstorms were delayed in forming this morning, and those that have formed have struggled to reach severe levels. Considerable cloud cover also prevails over the area late this morning, which is inhibiting the atmosphere from destabilizing. A threat for severe thunderstorms continues into early afternoon, but the tornado threat has diminished, and is now restricted to areas east of I-95 in VA/MD/NC. Below are important points to keep in mind.