Viewer video: Apparent waterspout on James River

Posted at 11:00 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 23:01:26-04

JAMES CITY Co., Va. - News 3 viewer Heather Berry Saunders sent in this video she shot Friday evening on the James River of an apparent waterspout.

Waterspouts form when sunshine heats shallow water near the coast. Warm, moist air rises quickly to form storms clouds. Easterly winds add to spin in the updraft.

Pictures of a waterspout off the coast of the Outer Banks on August 18: