AMHERST CO. - While Franklin County saw high winds and very heavy rain Sunday afternoon, just to the east, the situation is much more serious. A single supercell storm - a storm that rotates - could be tracked Sunday afternoon from Greensboro north into Rockingham Co., NC. The same storm hit Danville and Blairs in Pittsylvania County before reorganizing just to the north over Timberlake just outside of Lynchburg City in Campbell County. Cars were toppled in Timberlake with significant building damage into Lynchburg. Widespread tornado damage - trees snapped, buildings and homes damaged or destroyed were also reported in Amherst County. Numerous power poles were snapped and power lines are down throughout the area.
Heavy rainfall of 1-4", locally higher kept flooding concerns alive and hampered rescue and cleanup efforts Sunday night.
Monday will clear, except for snow flurries and snow showers in the mountains. It will turn colder as temps fall out of the 50s and into the 40s and 30s in the mountains. NW winds could gust over 35 mph at times into Tuesday.
- Meteorologist Jamey Singleton