First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms possible late Friday

Cold front could bring downpours, gusty winds

Evening, night storms Friday could bring severe weather

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A cold front expected to arrive Friday will likely bring heavy rain and the potential for severe thunderstorms late in the day towards evening. The Storm Prediction Center has most of Virginia east of the Blue Ridge under a marginal risk for severe storms Friday.

The bulk of the DAYTIME hours will be dry.

Friday is an NBC12 First Alert Weather Day for the potential of downpours and gusty winds with any strong thunderstorms. These storms could slow Friday evening plans, including high school football games.

Here’s a look at the latest model run for Friday evening, showing the potential for a line of storms to develop and move across Virginia from west to east during the mid to late evening.

While this will not be an unbroken line of storms, heavy rain is likely and we might even get a few tornadoes this evening.

Gusty winds will be possible with strong or severe thunderstorms, Very heavy rain will also be likely in spots.

This is model forecast for rain totals. Amounts of an inch or more will be possible.

Stay tuned to NBC12 on-air, online, and on the First Alert Weather App for the latest updates on this thunderstorm potential.

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