Update: All watches and warnings have expired as of 7:40 p.m.
Update: Watches and warnings have expired for most of the region.
However, Tazewell and Smyth counties in Virginia remain under a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m.
Update: A few hundred people are without power in Greene County after Monday’s storms.
Greeneville Light and Power reported 600 outages as of 4:35 p.m. The Greystone and Forest Hills communities had the most outages.
Outages are also affecting hundreds in Southwest Virginia. Appalachian Power reported 755 in Washington, 471 in Tazewell, and 227 in Smyth counties as of 4:45 p.m.
Update: All Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Tornado Warnings have expired as of 4 p.m.
A Tornado Watch remains in effect for the region.
A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for southern Greene, northern Cocke, and southeastern Hamblen counties until 5:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Severe weather has reached the Tri-Cities Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Tornado Watches for most of the region and Tornado Warnings for three local counties. All Tornado Warnings had expired as of 2:40 p.m.
The Tornado Watches in Southwest Virginia are set to expire at 6 p.m., and the Northeast Tennessee watches are set to expire at 7 p.m.
The NWS issued Tornado Warnings for the following counties:
- Greene County, TN (expired)
- Smyth County, VA (expired)
- Washington County, TN (expired)
Tornado Watches are in effect for the following counties, according to the NWS:
- Buchanan County, VA
- Carter County, TN
- Dickenson County, VA
- Greene County, TN
- Hawkins County, TN
- Johnson County, TN
- Lee County, VA
- Russell County, VA
- Scott County, VA
- Smyth County, VA
- Sullivan County, TN
- Tazewell County, VA
- Unicoi County, TN
- Washington County, TN
- Washington County, VA
- Wise County, VA
Severe thunderstorm warnings are also in effect for most of the region.