First Alert Weather Day: Heavy rain, gusty winds likely Thursday morning

Around 1 inch of rain is likely for Central Virginia

First Alert Weather Day: Heavy rain, gusty winds likely Thursday morning

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Heavy rain is likely for the Thursday morning commute as a cold front sweeps across Central Virginia.

Heavy rain and increasing wind gusts will arrive mainly after 3am, with heaviest rain likely between 5am and 9am. Winds could gust to 40+mph at times.

The rain will become heaviest during the morning hours of Thursday, with downpours likely for the Thursday morning commute.

Rain will begin tapering later in the morning with decreasing winds. There could still be showers or even thunderstorms over eastern Virginia into early afternoon.

Around 1 inch of rain is likely across Central and Southern Virginia by the time the rain ends.

Either side of 1 inch of rain is likely on Thursday with downpours expected Thursday morning.
Either side of 1 inch of rain is likely on Thursday with downpours expected Thursday morning.

As mentioned above, strong wind gusts will also be possible Thursday morning, especially east of I-95.

Winds could gust in the 40-plus mph range between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., earlier timing west of RVA and later timing near the coast

A gusty wind is expected Thursday morning, with the strongest gusts near the coast
A gusty wind is expected Thursday morning, with the strongest gusts near the coast

After the rain ends, it will turn colder again with low temperatures for Thursday night dropping into the upper 20s.

A few areas of black ice will be possible overnight Thursday night into Friday.

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